LIGURIA – Alert downgraded from red to yellow this morning at 7 on Genoa and the Genoese and on the Ligurian Ponente where the strong disturbance called ‘Christian’ passed, during the night, much faster than expected leaving only weak precipitations that did not produce any effect on the ground. The winds reached 80 km / h with gusts of up to 100 km / h. The warning will remain orange in the Ligurian Levant: also in this area of the region no significant precipitations are reported. It seems that the disturbance has unloaded all its power only on the Savona area, where yesterday the historical record of rainfall was reached, which led to landslides, floods and consequently the closure of motorway and railway sections. The section of A26 between Ovada and Masone, closed yesterday due to a landslide, was reopened at first light with a carriageway change. The Masone toll booth has also been reopened in both directions after some technical checks. The carriageway change is currently causing a 5 km queue. Queue also between Genova Bolzaneto and Junction A7 / A12 Genova-Livorno due to heavy traffic.
The movement of trains on the Genoa-Ovada-Acqui Terme line is suspended, which was interrupted yesterday due to the rise in the level of the Stura river which had reached the warning levels. The Savona-San Giuseppe section on the Savona-Turin and Alessandria-Savona lines is also closed to rail traffic. The Turin-Savona and Fossano-San Giuseppe trains therefore still terminate in Ceva while the Alessandria-Savona connections stop at San Giuseppe. The bus service remains between Ceva-San Giuseppe and Savona. Trenitalia has organized a bus from Acqui to Ovada and from Genoa to Ovada but the situation of the roads in the area between Liguria and Piedmont is still critical. In the morning, based on the weather and the levels of rivers and streams, RFI will check the lines.
It is temporarily closed the section along state road 35 Dei Giovi, in the municipality of Ronco Scrivia, in both directions, due to a landslide in the metropolitan area of Genoa. Mud and debris fell on the road site. A section of the Turchino state road in both directions is also closed due to a landslide and always in the Genoese area. It can be read in a note from Anas. Anas staff and law enforcement agencies are present on site to allow for restoration and normal transit operations as soon as possible.
PIEDMONT – It continues to rain on Piedmont, where the red alert for hydrogeological and hydraulic risk remains in the central-eastern area of the region. In the last three hours, the rainfall, with a reverse character, recorded the most significant peaks between Turin and Biellese. Based on the ARPA surveys, the most significant peaks were recorded in Turin in Graglia (65.2 mm, 98 mm in 6 hours), Varisella (62.4 mm, 89.6 in 6 hours), and Pian Audi (55.8 mm), while in the Biella area in Oropa in the last three hours 49.1 mm of rain fell. “Schools closed in Alessandria” and in numerous other towns in the province, “roads and railway sections still closed between Piedmont and Liguria”, writes on Twitter Marco Gabusi, councilor for civil protection of the Piedmont Region who “is bringing relief to all affected areas “. The Operations Room H24 opened in Turin.
Since the start of the wave of bad weather, 138 reports from 107 municipalities in Piedmont have reached the operations room of the regional civil protection, open continuously from 2 pm yesterday. More than 100 volunteers from the regional coordination are mobilized, 105 Coc (Municipal Operational Center) opened. In the meantime, Arpa (Regional Agency for Environmental Protection) announces that the Bormida river in Alessandria and the Tanaro in Montecastello have dropped below the guard level.
As for the rivers, according to Arpa, the Bormida flood passed through the hydrometer of Alessandria, reaching its peak at 2. The level is decreasing and currently below the danger threshold. Even the Tanaro in Montecastello, still with values above the warning threshold, is decreasing. The Po in Isola Sant’Antonio is growing slightly, but with values below the warning level. In northern Piedmont, the Anza stream remains stationary below the guard level, after having passed it at about one o’clock. The Cervo is increasing in the sections of Passobreve and Vigliano, with values currently below the guard level. The Ogre in Spineto, at the stationary moment, registered a significant increase, exceeding the guard level at 4:30. Residual phenomena are foreseen by Arpa in the next few hours, of low intensity, on the Alessandria area. Moderate rainfall also in the north-western and northern foothills, locally strong between Verbano, Biella and Turin still for the early hours of the morning. From mid-morning the phenomena are expected to diminish, albeit still persisting in the northern sector. The rest of the region is expected to run out of rain. Further increases in the rivers are expected, on the final stretch of the Po downstream from the confluence with the Tanaro river. The hydrometric levels of the Bormida and Tanaro will already return below the warning level in the morning. An increase in the Deer is expected until the alert level is reached and a growth in the watercourses of the secondary network of the Biella and Canavese areas. The orc will remain stationary.
Bad weather has hit the Cervo Valley once again, where rain has continued to fall relentlessly since yesterday. The stream that crosses the city of Biella downstream is in flood, but at the moment there is no damage. The Valley, where the most important disasters of the entire province of Biella were recorded in the flood of 2020, is still kept under observation. No particular problem in the rest of the Biellese area, where the firefighters had to provide only for the evacuation of some plants felled by bad weather or intervened with the water pumps for minor flooding.
Ovada, in the Alessandria area, is one of the municipalities most affected by yesterday’s flood that on the border between Piedmont and Liguria dropped almost a meter of water in 24 hours. There are also problems related to the supply of drinking water that has high turbidity values. An order from the mayor Paolo Lantero is awaited, which as of now invites fellow citizens not to use the water that comes out of the taps for food purposes. Checks are underway by the Gestione Acqua company. Problems also in waste collection: the Econet site was then flooded by the flooding of the Orba. The Territorial Coordination of the Civil Protection Volunteer of Alessandria is about to begin the interventions for the restoration of the area of the sports center and of the factories flooded by yesterday’s flooding of the Orba river. Colleagues from Turin, Biella and Asti participate in the operations. Just yesterday, a Jeep of the Civil Protection was overwhelmed by the flood during the rescue of the Vezzali company. “We were evacuating the area and bringing people to safety – explains the coordinator Andrea Morchio – Suddenly, an embankment broke and the water rose rapidly taking away our vehicle. Fortunately, the occupants managed to escape and save themselves. “.
VENETO – Everything was ready in Venice, on the basis of the weather forecast, to witness this morning the first lift of this early autumn of the Mose gates in Venice. While the technicians were preparing to activate the complex mechanism necessary to start the lifting procedures, the weather changed the situation during the night. The tide predictions have suddenly improved: from a maximum of 110 centimeters elaborated by the Centro Maree of the Municipality, it has gone down to one of 105 at 11 today, since it no longer falls within the parameters set for the raising of the Mose. A tide of 105 centimeters, however, will result in the partial flooding of St. Mark’s Square for a couple of hours, where, moreover, work is underway to fix the barriers that in the future will have to protect the Basilica and its buildings from the corrosion of the salt water. precious Byzantine mosaics.
LAZIO – For bad weather last night there was the fall of high voltage cables in the Civitavecchia area. It happened in via Tirso where the Civitavecchia firefighters intervened at 00.30, taking on a busy night with numerous interventions. Probably due to adverse weather conditions the cables fell in via Tirso and in the underlying motorway junction that connects the port to Viterbo. The men of the Bonifazi barracks, assisted by the traffic police and a police car, blocked the roads to avoid approaching them. Enel and Terna personnel checked the power failure. Subsequently, when the area was made safe, around 4 o’clock, the Fire Brigade had to respond to other interventions due to the heavy rain.
Trenitalia informs in a note that railway traffic is suspended from 1.50 this night on the Rome-Naples line, via Formia (FL7) in the section between Rome Casilina and Latina, and on the Rome-Nettuno line (FL8) due to damage caused by bad weather. During the strong storm, lightning caused a fire in a cable cabin near Torricola, with consequent damage to the train circulation systems. The technicians of Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (FS Italiane Group) intervened during the night to check the conditions of the infrastructure and are working to restore safety conditions and reactivate traffic. The rescheduling of the commercial offer with traffic diversion via Cassino is underway and a replacement bus service has been activated between the Roma Termini and Latina stations and between Roma Termini and Nettuno. Smart Caring services have been prepared and the Customer Care service has been activated in the Roma Termini, Campoleone, Nettuno, Aprilia and Latina stations.
CAMPANIA – An attached station with consequent interruption of a railway section, canceled departures and inevitable delays. The bad weather that is affecting Campania is creating serious problems for commuters who use the Circumvesuviana trains. As announced by the Autonomous Volturno, ” due to the flooding of the Scafati (Salerno) station, at the moment the circulation on the Pompei sanctuary-Poggiomarino section is interrupted. The trains scheduled from Poggiomarino depart from Pompeii ”. The 6.49am trains from Scafati to Poggiomarino and the 8.04am on the reverse route were canceled. Also canceled the convoys of 7.47 departing from Naples to Poggiomarino and that of 9.16 directed from Poggiomarino to Naples. Suppression also for the 8 o’clock trains that went from Naples to Sorrento and the one scheduled at 10 from Sorrento to the Campania capital.