beans hail larger than Sicilian oranges; gusts of wind as fast as a Formula One car; underpasses and city streets turned into streams; broken trees like twigs of lightning. Yesterday, in some northern areas, the weather created fear, such as between Cernusco sul Naviglio and Gessate, in the Milan area, where it hit a tornado the extent of which has not yet been determined, is also calculated on the basis of damage. In the center-south, on the other hand, Charon does not let go and many cities gasp with temperatures close to or above 40 degrees. in practice it is as if italy split in two: Just like an apple.
Unfortunately, yesterday there was injuredespecially in Lombardy. In the Milan area, a 63-year-old motorcyclist was injured after being hit by a tree that collapsed due to the strong wind: after falling to the ground, he was rescued, first by passers-by, and then by the 118 that took him to the Milan hospital. In it lombard capitaleveryone looking up, around 12, when the sky darkened as if it were midnight. In the afternoon, other short storms caused the collapse of cornices between Cinisello Balsamo and Sesto San Giovanni. TO serenein Brianza, the streets of the center have been transformed into torrents of water and ice. The hail damaged hundreds of cars, split shelters, and shutters on apartment buildings. In Treviglio, in the Bergamo area, a trunk hit a car, injuring a woman and two girls who were in the car without serious injury. Also in Bresciano, two workers were struck by blinds blown by the wind.
Damage also toagriculture. According to Coldiretti, “fields of corn, soybeans, tomatoes ready for harvest, watermelons, melons, pumpkins, but also the pastures of Val Brembana have been destroyed.” So much so that the Region has begun examinations to determine whether to ask the government for a state of natural disaster.
In piedmont, in the Novara area, a woman was run over by a tree and was seriously injured. The same dynamic also in Veneto. In Verona, a man was struck by lightning a stone’s throw from the Arena and is hospitalized in serious condition at Borgo Trento. He had sought refuge under a tree during the storm, but an arrow broke the branches and fell, hitting him. In addition, a violent hailstorm in Schio destroyed entire fields in ten minutes.
Disadvantages also in brands, on the border with Umbria, due to heavy hail. Here, too, the bad harvests are considerable. For Coldiretti “hail is the most feared adverse weather event in summer due to the irreversible damage it causes to crops and, in general, the Italian sector will have losses of more than six billion in 2022.”
Meanwhile, according to forecasts, even today in the North, they could arrive temporary. Especially in Lombardy, where the orange alert has been extended by 24 hours. In the Center-South there will be 18 cities with red dots during the weekend: from Rome to Palermo via Pescara, Naples and Reggio Calabria.