Night of alarm, due to bad weather, for thousands of Palermitans. In Partanna Mondello a landslide created a flow of debris and mud that invaded apartments, garages, warehouses. The residents of via Grotte di Partanna are still trying to remove the debris that has damaged furniture and sofas. Several fire brigade teams worked for hours with bulldozers to clear the streets of mud and try to rescue residents trapped in cars or homes. Damage due to pouring rain also to the Borgo Vecchio, in the central area of the city, due to the malfunction of the sewage system. The sewage has invaded the basement and garage, it is necessary to use the dewatering pumps.
Bad weather in Palermo, flooded streets and houses
The municipal police and fire brigade operations centers continue to receive requests for intervention from one district of the city to another. Closed via Imera. Corso Calatafimi, piazza Indipendenza, via Messina Marine, Foro Umberto I, via Colonna Rotta, the Belgium and Lazio underpasses, viale Regione Siciliana (Leroy Merlin height) are invaded by water. The weather forecasts for the next few hours, moreover, do not bode well. Worsening is expected with further downpours, drop in temperatures and gusts of wind.
Flooding and landslides also in the Trapani area, in the San Vito area, in Makari. For today, the bulletin of the regional civil protection has provided for the yellow alert in most of the island and orange in a large stretch of the Tyrrhenian coast and in the Catanese area.