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November 12, 2019 A whirlwind hit the Metapontino, the Ionian area of ​​Lucania, in the province of Matera last night: about fifty firefighters' interventions for the fall of trees and poles of public lighting. He asked many schools in many municipalities including Matera, where it has been raining for several hours. The major problems are reported between Policoro, Scanzano Jonico and Montalbano, near Matera. According to what was learned from the Fire Brigade, heavy rain caused a landslide on the provincial road 3, near Ferrandina (Matera). So far the situation of rivers and streams is under control.



Isolate the Aeolian Islands, alert in many regions
Isolated Aeolians, a pumice 'river' has invaded a street in Lipari. Today red alert for Calabria, Basilicata and Sicily. Orange in Puglia, yellow in ten other regions.

Red alert in Sicily, closed schools
Schools closed today in many Sicilian cities, including the capitals of Catania, Messina, Syracuse and Ragusa. But also big centers like Noto, Pozzallo and Caltagirone. The offices of the University of Catania, including those of Ragusa and Siracusa, and the Scuola Superiore di Catania also closed. Closed cemeteries and sports facilities. Orange alert in Palermo as in Agrigento. In the city of temples, Mayor Lillo Firetto stresses that schools are open, but invites "citizenship to be prudent as the state of alert remains".

Landslides and landslides in Messina
The highway 113 Northern Sicula is temporarily closed to traffic in both directions, near Gioiosa Marea, in the province of Messina, due to the presence of boulders and debris poured on the road due to bad weather. On site the police and Anas personnel for the management of the roads and the restoration of normal circulation. For the weather alert possible reductions of the train service on the Messina-Catania-Syracuse, Catania-Palermo and Trapanese lines. The circulation on the Siracusa-Modica-Gela-Canicattì and Catania-Caltagirone lines was suspended as a precaution. The Italian railway network technicians are at work to check the infrastructure conditions and restore normal traffic conditions. Scheduled replacement service with buses.

Discomforts in Lombardy: roads closed in the province of Sondrio
From south to north closed on the state road 36 'of Lake Como and Spluga' the stretch from km 140,000 to km 149,519, near Teggiate Nuova in the municipality of Madesimo in the province of Sondrio. Anas personnel intervened to manage the roads.

High water in Venice
The high tide has already reached the level of one meter above the middle sea in Venice at 8 am. The city of Venice is preparing for the 'exceptional' tide of 1.40 centimeters planned for 10.30. At the moment the maximum has reached 1.20 centimeters, and it is still increasing while on the external platform we are already on the 135 centimeters. In Chioggia instead, the other important center of the Venetian overlooking the lagoon, the peak of the moment is firm on 127 centimeters, a value that is destined to rise.

One precedent
To find a similar tide measure, according to the experts of the municipal center, it is necessary to go back to the first of February 1986 when the water reached 156 centimeters, but the data is not however comparable to the one that upset Venice on November 4th 1966 reaching a meter and 94 centimeters. Both in Venice and Chioggia, around 5.30am, alarm sirens were sounded that alerted the population of the incipient high water. However, bad weather affects all of Veneto with rains both on the plains and in the mountains.