Bad weather in Piemonte, the Tanaro river overflows: emergency throughout the valley

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Red alert in the northwest Italy, where the weather does not appear to give a respite, but continues to rage causing many hardships. The local civil protection authorities have issued warnings especially in Liguria, where the most affected area is on the border with France, but also in Piemonte, the situation is worrying. In addition, in the next few hours, the wave of bad weather – according to data provided by the meteorological forecasts – should also extend in the Valle D’Aosta and Tuscany.

Fear in Piemonte, the Tanaro river overflows

With the passing of time becomes more and more critical the situation in Cuneo, where the Tanaro river overflows. Flooded the old town of Garessio, where the water has gone over the bridge, dividing the country in two. Closed shops and offices. Also problems in Bagnasco, where the water is invading the streets, and in Ceva where overflows the Cheironzo rio and the road to San Bernardino was closed due to a landslide. They were also closed some factories and civil protection has invited the population to go to the upper floors of the houses. A Mondovi schools  are evacuated as a precaution. In addition, due to heavy rains, a chasm has opened in the center of Ormea plunging three cars.

Meanwhile, due to flooding caused by adverse weather conditions and the consequent flooding of the Tanaro river, it’s temporarily closed the main road 28 “of the Colle di Nava” from Garessio, in the province of Cuneo, up to the regional border with Liguria, and the main road 490 “Melogno” in locations Bagnasco, where it was established, as a precautionary measure, the ban on driving to all categories of vehicles in both directions at km 0 + 600 at the bridge over the Tanaro river.

The situation in Liguria

Fear also in Western Liguria due to some torrent in full, while in Savona a dozen families have been displaced as a precaution. The red alert for the region is taken yesterday evening at 21 o’clock and has been extended until tomorrow at 6 o’clock, November 25th. The abundant rains have mainly affected the hinterland of the province of Imperia and Savona in Valbormida. Due to red alert, schools are closed in the provinces of Imperia, Savona and Genoa, annulled or reduced public activities, such as markets, or cultural. Closed parks, cemeteries, pedestrian underpasses. Limited the activity of the metro in Genoa.

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