Metropolitan Municipality announced Tuesday night "storm warning" due to a weather forecast for next Wednesday and maybe the next days. It is expected the repetition of torrential rains have put Rome to its knees last Thursday.
The bad weather has brought a lot of problems some residents of the northern and central regions of Italy. Faced over the Apennines cyclones from the Atlantic and North Africa caused the first snowfall in the foothills of the Piedmont Alps, where snow depth is 35 cm, according to ITAR-TASS.
Due to several serious accidents caused by slippery asphalt, closed to traffic state highway A-21 in the province of Cuneo, connecting Italy and France. On the highway, the A-32 is slow, traffic police recommends the installation of winter tires and chains.
The most alarming situation in the region of Liguria, which fell more than 400 mm of rain. In the port city of La Spezia and rain over the banks of the river flooded the local hospital of St. Andrew and some coastal waterways.
Partially filled with water, seven other settlements, many homes are flooded first floors. No casualties were reported, but four people are still missing.
Governor appealed to the authorities of the neighboring regions to send their troops in Liguria fire, and by the command of the Navy — to provide helicopters for possible rescue operations.
In a landslide interrupted rail service on the line Genoa-La Spezia-Rome. Trains are sent to the backup branch Pisa-Florence-Piacenza. Is not yet possible to establish alternative bus routes.
According to meteorological forecasts, adverse weather conditions will last in the central regions of Italy, including Lazio, Umbria and Abruzzo, a further 36 hours.
Then, as expected, the storm will spread to the southern regions — Molise, Campania, Calabria, Basilicata and Sicily, is expected to increase rainfall in the north-west — in the regions of Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia.