Roofs uprooted, trees fallen, farmers on their knees. Piedmont once again comes to terms with the bad weather damage which suddenly hit the territory. The Vercellese area has suffered the greatest number of damage, where the Region has already activated the procedures to request a state of emergency. This was announced in the evening by president Alberto Cirio after the downburst, the strong gusts of wind up to 100 kilometers per hour that have uncovered roofs and caused serious damage to companies have hit the area. The phenomenon affected both Turin and Novara. Among the most affected municipalities are Asigliano, Borgosesia, Prarolo, Pezzana, Stroppiana, Caresana, Tricerro, Desana, Fontanetto Po and Trino.
Piedmont, the damage of bad weather
In Novara the rain brought down the false ceiling of the Penny Market. The damage is severe to homes, businesses and agriculture, fortunately there are no injuries at the moment, he said Paolo Tiramani, mayor of Borgosesia that yesterday evening he had sent a request addressed to Alberto Cirio and Marco Gabusi, president of the Region and councilor for civil protection to report the damage in the area and start the procedures for the request for a state of emergency and the request for funds to be allocated to those affected. In Asigliano trees, light poles and metal sheets collapsed, in Trecate wind and rain also swept away the roofs. In Prarolo the roof of the citadel of the Master Craftsman was destroyed while in Desana the trees fell on the cars that were in the parking lot of the castle.
Huge damage also to Asigliano, already hit last October. Some areas were left without electricity. In Crescentino the hail has invaded the streets and whitened them. The municipality has made available a toll-free number to report urgent damage. Even Vercelli did not go through bad weather unscathed. In 15 minutes of rain and wind, tiles fell, roofs were damaged and trees and poles were uprooted. Following the calamitous event that hit Vercelli and the surrounding territories, the municipal administration immediately activated with the local police and firefighters, to help the population and to assess the damage – explains the mayor Andrea Corsaro with a post on his Facebook page – The President of the Region, Alberto Cirio, contacted me a few minutes ago to inquire about what had happened and to express the proximity of the Region, announcing an imminent inspection of the most affected areas.
Today there is a new alert throughout the territory. Arpa Piemonte has issued a yellow alert bulletin until at least the afternoon. The most critical moment of the day is expected around noon with new intense thunderstorms and storms accompanied by sudden gusts of wind. There will also be a drop in temperatures as a result of a cold front. The situation will improve in the evening.
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July 8, 2021 | 10:02
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