As expected from weather alert document of the regional civil protection center a new wave of bad weather has begun to hit the Varese area.
Flooding at Malpensa 4 of 8
The first heavy showers arrived after 5pm from the banks of the Verbano and Novarese on the areas of Gallaratese (Somma Lombardo, Gallarate, Vizzola Ticino, Golasecca and Arsago Seprio), where at times there was a real storm. Other reports come from the area north of the province.
Particularly affected the area of Malpensa airport where several planes were waiting to land due to bad weather conditions while others were diverted to other airports. The runways are currently closed and a total of 18 flights have been hijacked.
The firefighters are intervening with various teams in the neighboring municipalities at Malpensa intercontinental airport on dozens of requests. “10 people trapped in cars and placed in the care of health personnel were rescued – reads in the latest bulletin issued -. There are some critical issues at Malpensa airport, where four fire brigade teams are operating, including with river rescue specialists. There have been problems with the extra Shengen customs of the airport which has been closed, currently partially reopened to allow passengers to disembark on a flight. In the flooded cargo area, twenty people are being evacuated with rafting boats“.
Airport sources say that 87 millimeters of water fell in 1 hour and 40 minutes, an enormous amount if you consider that in the months of April and May an average of 75 millimeters fall in Milan.
This is what the Cargo City area looked like in the middle of the storm