Milan, July 25, 2023 – Lombardy hit by bad weather. After yesterday’s storms, during the night and early morning today, many provinces had to face a new wave of violent downpours. Flooded streets, downed trees, bare roofs it’s aanother victim (yesterday a woman died crushed by a large branch in Lissone educate) : a 16 year old explorer who was in a tent in Valle Camonica, along with some companions who were unharmed.
Therefore, when doing the damage count, the Governor of the Region, Attilio Fontana, has formalized the Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, the competent ministers and the head of the Department of Civil Protection, Fabrizio Curcio, the request for recognition of the state of exception of national importance for Lombardy.
In the last 12 hours, according to the report released at 11 am by civil protection, there were record accumulations of rain: a Bergamo: 82mmin Como 60 mm, in Brescia 55 mm, in Milan 55mmin Lecco 54 mm, in Sondrio 49 mm and in Varese 47 mm. in the last 6 hours The following maximum accumulated rainfall was recorded: Milan 48 mm, Varese 47 mm, Como 43 mm, Lecco 43 mm, Brescia 41 mm, Bergamo 33 mm and Cremona 31 mm. water levels of major recorded streams exceeded thresholds and then returned, both during the morning and evening of July 24, currently below alert thresholds.
The violent storm that hit Milan last night has roofs were unroofed, scaffolding was torn down and many trees fell. The Milanese were awakened around 4 by lightning, thunder and a storm with wind gusts of up to 100 kilometers. “I’ve never seen a storm like this,” “it’s the apocalypse, how scary,” “it’s a nightmare, we ran out of power,” several users wrote on social media, posting photos and videos of the storm.
The Municipality of Milan has already prepared the closure of all fenced parks and ban on access to unfenced parks and open wooded areas. Mayor Giuseppe Sala has suspended area C but asks to “limit travel.”
Security Councilor Marco Granelli stressed that “tonight at 4 o’clock the city of Milan experienced a Unprecedented storm: in 10 minutes almost 40 mm of rain, which usually falls in a month, and with gusts of wind at 100 km/h”. and about damage count: “They are approximately 350 interventions in progress and pending so far. The budget is not yet final, it could increase, and then to these must be added those of the parks, not yet accounted for”.
Car under a tree in Milan
The storm caused damage also to the Trenord and ATM networks. The two companies communicate this. ”The storm also caused extensive damage to our power grid. Several parts of the city and some depots are without electricity, while fallen trees and debris on the roads block the normal routes of the lines,” reports Atm, Milan’s public transport company, stressing that “the trams, trolleybuses and buses have serious delays’‘. In the morning, the Metro 1 trains skipped the Inganni station, which was flooded. Due to the strong storms, there was also damage to the Trenord network, with the difficult traffic on many railway lines.
in lainatoin via Re Umberto I am 8 secular trees fell within private property. The event caused damage to some homes. As a precaution they were 7 families evicted. There is no person involved, stability checks are being carried out.
Bare roofs in Trezzano sul Naviglio due to a whirlwind
A whirlwind in Trezzano sul Naviglio it has uncovered the ceilings and numerous sheets of metal have flown everywhere. Bulldozers mobilized to open gaps along the many paths where trees have fallen. Several parked vehicles were also damaged.
Canegrate will request a state of calamity after the whirlwind that devastated the area, causing the fall of hundreds of trees and causing millions of dollars in damage. During these hours, the municipal technicians are working for the necessary inspections to quantify the damage
In Bergamo due to heavy rain a landslide hit SP 2, in the Isola di Fondra area. On the completely blocked road, USAR teams and dogs were sent to search for the people involved, the intervention is still ongoing. Last night lightning struck a house in Bianzana fortunately without injuring any of the inhabitants but only causing damage to the chimney. Rain, hail, lightning and gusts of wind at night have touched 100 kilometers per hour. Numerous calls to the fire brigade and the consequent interventions due to fallen trees, damaged roofs and floods. Plants have fallen in Clusone, Cerete, Ranzanico, Songavazzo, Onore, Urgnano, Pognano, Capriate; damaged roofs, buildings and cars in Casirate d’Adda, Arcene, Martinengo, Spirano; floods in Treviglio and Grumello del Monte.
Landslide in Val di Fondra
A 16-year-old girl died after being hit by a tree in a scout camp in Codegolo, in Val Camonica, province of Brescia. The tree fell due to severe bad weather that has hit Lombardy in recent hours, causing extensive damage. Also in the Brescia area, in Val Dorizzo, another scout camp was evacuated by firefighters. The tree that caused the death of the 16-year-old fell on the tent in which the young woman was. It happened in Palù, about 1,400 meters above sea level, where the scout camp was set up. The alert was triggered shortly before 05:00 a.m. and the Edolo station of the Cnsas – National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps, the Sagf – Alpine Rescue Financial Police, Corteno Golgi Civil Protection and firefighters were at the site. The other boys, about seventy, were accompanied to a center in the country. But all of Brescia was hit by bad weather: uprooted and finished plants on the street, flooding and uncovered roofs.
TO Like a heavy hail hit the entire provincial territory during the night: numerous interventions since last night due to damage to the roofs and flooding of the basement floors. It especially affected Turate, Rovellasca and Rovello Porro. Precisely in Rovellasca, the fury of the bad weather caused extensive damage to the factory of the Gabel textile company.
Hailstorm in Turate, in the province of Como
In the Lodi area, a whirlwind downed trees and knocked roof tiles off several houses. In the north-central area of Lodi province, between yesterday night, Monday July 24, and today morning, around 4 in the morning, torrential rains and strong winds caused disturbances and floods. Numerous police and technical interventions. in Massalengoin via Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, the electricity was cut off for a long time.
Bad weather also in Mantua, where several trees have fallen on the cycle path. Temporarily closed a section of the Mantua-Peschiera cycle path, between the town of Zanina, near the border with Peschiera and Marmirolo, in the territory of the Municipalities of Ponti sul Mincio, Monzambano and Marmirolo for the cleaning and safety of trees. In order to carry out the security interventions in the green areas, it is necessary to stop traveling on the bike path from 1:00 p.m. today until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 28.
During the night and this morning, 150 interventions were carried out in Monza to restore circulation and remove the trees uprooted by the violent storm that hit the area late yesterday afternoon. Restoration works are also being carried out in the Monza park and especially in the Gerascia meadow area to Bruce Springsteen’s concert scheduled for tonight and for which some 70,000 people are expected. The mayor has announced that the event will not be cancelled.
Although the serene has returned this morning, the terrible wound of the woman who died after being hit by a tree, yesterday in Lissone. While last night a train with about 150 passengers got stuck between Monza and Sesto San Giovanni. Only during the night, thanks to the intervention of lifeguards, firefighters, police, the Red Cross and Civil Protection, the passengers were evacuated and accompanied to other stations.
Monza, Bruce Springsteen concert area
the governor of the region, Atilio Fontana, formalized the Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, the competent ministers and the head of the Department of Civil Protection, Fabrizio Curcio, the request for acknowledgment of the alarm state of national importance for Lombardy. In the motivation for the petition, the governor explained how “the structure of the autonomous civil protection system is fully operational in the affected territories”, coordinated by the councilor for security and civil protection, Romano Maria La Russa, “for the necessary interventions to assist the population and the removal of the material that has invaded the affected streets, urban centers and public and private buildings and for the activation of the first measures to restore the functionality of public services and strategic infrastructures. Given the meteorological phenomena that are currently taking place even these days – the governor concludes – the estimate of the damage will continue in the coming days and, unfortunately, is bound to increase”