Serious damage to Verona, Vicenza and Padua due to a violent storm that hit the cities. Heavy rain and hail flooded the streets and uprooted several trees. The storm affected the historic center of Verona, the residential district of Borgo Trento and the Veronetta district. In Valpolicella consequences on the vineyards. The president of Veneto Luca Zaia will sign the declaration of the state of crisis for the Veronese.
The streets suddenly turned into rivers, submerging some cars. The strong storm hit the city of Verona in the aftermath of a similar phenomenon that hit nearby Merano, where strong gusts of wind were accompanied by a violent hailstorm, which caused serious damage in the town of Alto Adige.
The other cities affected In the province of Vicenza the interventions of the firefighters due to strong wind and rain due to the fall of branches, trees and flooding. In addition to the Berica city, the municipalities of Thiene, Pojana Maggiore, Torri di Quartesolo, Orgiano, Thiene, Costabissara, Zanè, Altavilla, Piovene Rocchette and Costabissara are also involved. In the province of Padua, firefighters report damage from very strong wind and rain in Pernumia, Villafranca Padovana, San Pietro in Gu, Carmignano del Brenta, Fontaniva, Monselice, San Giorgio delle Pertiche, Limena, Gazzo, Saletto Euganeo.
The state of crisis is likely to be extended to other municipalities The situation is evolving and constantly monitored by the regional civil protection. It is not excluded that in the next few hours, once the damage caused by the wave of bad weather has been ascertained, the decree on the state of crisis may also be extended by other municipalities in the Veneto region.
Mayor Sboarina: “In 10 minutes a storm like Vaia hit” “Verona in ten minutes hit something like the equivalent of the Vaia storm (the one that hit the Triveneto on 26-30 October 2018, ed). Never seen such a fury “. Thus the mayor of Verona, Federico Sboarina, on the wave of bad weather that caused heavy damage in the city of Verona.” Wind, water and hail of extraordinary proportions have reduced the city like a battlefield ” , explained Sboarina. “A lot of public and private damage. I immediately asked President Zaia for support and immediately the regional civil protection machine left. On Monday we will think about the damage count. Now all the teams are out for the viability and restoration of the city “, he concluded.