WEATHER ALERT: Surprisingly, the National Civil Protection launches Heavy Bad Weather Warnings
Red alert national civil protection Press release
Bad weather: orange alert in Basilicata and Sardinia
Still rains and thunderstorms on Piedmont and the southern regions
On the basis of the available forecasts, the Civil Protection Department in agreement with the regions involved – which are responsible for activating the civil protection systems in the territories concerned – has issued a new warning of adverse weather conditions which integrates and extends the previous one. The weather phenomena, impacting on the various areas of the country, could determine hydrogeological and hydraulic criticalities which are reported, in a national summary, in the national criticality and alert bulletin which can be consulted on the Department’s website (www.protezionecivile.gov.it).
From the early hours of Monday 15 November, the notice provides for the persistence of scattered to widespread rainfall, including reverse, on Piedmont. From early tomorrow morning, scattered to diffuse rainfall is also expected, including backhand or thunderstorms, over Calabria and southern Puglia in extension, from the afternoon, to Basilicata and the rest of Puglia. The phenomena will be accompanied by strong showers, electrical activity and local strong gusts of wind.
On the basis of the phenomena foreseen and in progress, the Sardinia Region has raised for today, Sunday 14 November, the level of alert which passes from yellow to orange due to hydrogeological risk in some sectors. For tomorrow, Monday 15 November, an orange alert was assessed on part of Sardinia and Basilicata. Yellow alert on sectors of Piedmont, Lombardy, Tuscany, Lazio, Sicily, on the entire territory of Puglia, Calabria and on the remaining basins of Basilicata and Sardinia.
The meteorological picture and the criticalities forecast for Italy is updated daily on the basis of new forecasts and the evolution of phenomena, and is available on the website of the Department of Civil Protection (www.protezionecivile.gov.it), together with the general rules of behavior to be taken in case of bad weather. The information on the regional alert levels, on the specific criticalities that could affect the individual territories and on the prevention actions adopted are managed by the territorial civil protection structures, in contact with which the Department will monitor the evolution of the situation.
Rome, November 14, 2021
Presidency of the Council of Ministers
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