Bad weather in Catania, a woman died. Flooded the historic center, ship in distress with 360 migrants – Corriere.it

Bad weather in Catania, a woman died. Flooded the historic center, ship in distress with 360 migrants – Corriere.it
Bad weather in Catania, a woman died. Flooded the historic center, ship in distress with 360 migrants – Corriere.it
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Storms and flooded rivers in the eastern part of the island, already hit on Sunday. Discomfort also in Calabria: two state roads were interrupted due to landslides

They are again plagued by bad weather the Ionian coasts of Calabria and Sicily: l’red alert issued yesterday by the Civil Protection came true and the eastern area of ​​the two southern regions was hit by violent people from the morning storms and gusts of wind which caused flooding and landslides, after those that had hit the same area already on Sunday. Once again the province of Catania to have endured the greatest hardships.

Here in Gravina di Catania a young dead woman drowned in the swollen river created by the storm. According to an initial reconstruction, the victim got out of a car invaded by water and was run over. Firefighters, municipal police and 118 personnel intervened on the spot. On Sunday, a married couple had been swept away by a wave flood in Scordia, always in the Catanese area; his body was found, the woman still missing.

The stormy sea is also making navigation dangerous, in particular for a ship, the Geo Barents, of the NGO Doctors Without Borders, which has 367 migrants on board a few miles off the coast of Sicily and is asking for a landing port.

Water in the Etna capital it has also invaded Piazza Duomo and the ring road: the west ring road has been closed. The violent rains caused the flooding of some waterways that soon occupied the roads. The historian was also flooded in Catania fish market and the fountain from which the subterranean Amenano river emerges for a while. For a few hours, a black out, also hit the town hall. The prefecture has renewed the provision for the suspension of teaching activities in all schools as a result of the weather alert. Difficult situation in the province a Misterbianco, where a landslide forced four families to flee their homes as a precaution.

Similar situation in Calabria where due to some landslides due to a landslide, two state roads were interrupted: the 106 which runs along the Ionian coast e the 107 which instead crosses the interior of the region. In this case it seems that the landslide, which occupied the entrance to a tunnel, was caused by an illegal construction located a little further upstream. Even off the coast of Roccella Jonica a boat with 70 migrants on board she was rescued because she was in trouble.

October 26, 2021 (change October 26, 2021 | 15:03)

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