Mayor Bucci confirms: “In Genoa on Tuesday schools open, the disturbance has passed”. Arpal: “More rain in Roussillon than in the flood of ’70”
The mayor of Genoa confirms this evening, in the live Facebook at 10.30 pm, in the light of the developments in the weather: “Tomorrow morning in Genoa all schools will be open”. The central body of the perturbation, which had been announced as dense and very slow, worrying about the effects it had on the capital, instead passed quickly, and is already in the extreme Levant of Liguria, attenuated, and the Regional Civil Protection and Arpal is monitoring its evolution.
The balance of this first autumn disturbance and first red alert of the season is heavy, from the point of view of accumulated rain: “900 mm in 24 hours on Liguria are not a normal event – says the councilor for Civil Protection, Giacomo Giampedrone – we are talking about a quantity of rain that does not accumulate in the same territory in a year “.
“The disturbance is moving away quickly, much more than expected, considering that tonight it would have had difficulties, that the situation would have been worse, but the front has passed – the regional president, Giovanni Toti, takes stock – from tomorrow we will begin to count damages. Definitely important, and widespread, but all restorable and, most important of all, we do not face any damage to people. This is the result of years of communication, of the ability to intervene and empowerment of citizens who know how to behave “.
Among the many damages, especially in the Savona area, some displaced people, at least two elderly people and a family, are recorded at the Sanctuary of Savona; in Pontinvrea 5 displaced persons; and then in Rossiglione there are three families who had to leave their home as a precaution. Toti list the criticisms: there are 1000 people without electricity in Titoli, but at least for some of the items Enel ensures the whole of the critical hours.
The commissioner Giampedrone takes stock of the road system: in the evening state road 35 dei Giovi, between Busalla and Ronco Scrivia, was closed, due to the presence of an active landslide that threatens the route. The A26 motorway will be interrupted, in both directions, until the early hours of tomorrow.
A perturbation that, for cumulative rainfall, marks an unenviable record for Liguria: “In Rossiglione the historical record of rainfall was beaten, with 740.6 millimeters in twelve hours, 20 millimeters more than the 70’s flood in Genoa “, underlines Francesca Giannone, head of Arpal. And he confirms that it is precisely the wind that pushed the disturbance away from Liguria: “Now the region is lashed by extremely strong winds, 180 km / h in the Scrivia valley, 150 km / h above Sori, but storm cells are still forming which are activated and that we must monitor until the end of the alert “.