The strong meteorological instability on the Lombard plain continues: after the storm on Saturday afternoon and the storm on Sunday evening, on Monday around lunchtime a new fortissimo thunderstorm hit Milan and the Milanese hinterland. Several calls to the fire brigade and local police, which for the moment do not report injuries or serious damage. In via Domodossola a tree fell into a car with four people on board: only fright for the occupants of the car. The situation is defined as still evolving. The Civil Protection recommends the prudent behavior to be followed in these cases: avoid rooms located below street level; limit movement external, however avoiding the floodable areas; be very careful when crossing bridges and underpasses; do not stop in the areas surrounding the riverbeds waterways and stay away from the levees.
The storm on Monday afternoon in Milan
Some flooded roads, with traffic difficulties in various areas of the metropolis and in the neighboring municipalities, especially north of the city. In the area fair about fifteen centimeters of water that fell in a few minutes exceeded the capacity of the manholes and caused flooding that slowed traffic. They are also reported problems with scaffolding, a few flooded cellars and crumbling tiles.
The Functional Center of the Lombardy Region, through the LOM alert site and the related app, reported between 12 and 18yellow alert (ordinary criticality) for hydro-weather risk for what concern Milan hydraulic node, also comprising Monza and Brianza, Como, Varese and Lecco, and also for the Pavese, the Bresciano and the Bergamo areas.
The Municipality makes it known that the state of yellow alert continues even between today’s evening, Monday 7 June, starting at 18, and until tomorrow due to the risk of severe thunderstorms. River monitoring remains active Seveso and Lambro and the teams of the Civil Protection, the Local Police and MM are also alerted.
Bad weather days also trigger the political controversy: In Milan a storm is enough to paralyze the circulation, hallucinating, he declares Silvia Sardone, MEP and municipal councilor of the League. Today in different areas of the city it seemed to be in Venice, other than in Milan … Under the Serra overpass, cars, motorcycles and bicycles have unfortunately seen their own safety really at risk; also the new crazy cycle path of via Saint Bon was submerged by water and in fact made impracticable. Stefano Pavesi, Councilor of the League in Town Hall 8: Mayor Sala would like an ecological and green city but forgets to fix the streets which, at the first shower, become real swimming pools.
June 7, 2021 | 14:41
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