A strong wave of bad weather with rain and wind affected the entire Tyrrhenian area of the province of Messina. Flooding was recorded in particular in Milazzo and Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Terme Vigliatore, in the Valle del Mela and in the neighboring municipalities where the rain and mud caused much inconvenience and concern. Several roads ended up under water and mud mixed with water invaded underpasses and sidewalks. Numerous requests for intervention arrive at the fire brigade switchboard.
Many mayors of the municipalities hit by the storm have invited citizens to stay in their homes and avoid traveling by car. Following the bad weather, “two provincial roads in the Tripi Fondachelli Fantina area and Novara di Sicilia are closed to traffic due to small landslides. The regional province is intervening with its own personnel and earthmoving equipment to restore road traffic. Critical situation in Milazzo and Barcelona for flooding houses. Firefighters and voluntary organizations are already on site for the first interventions. The A20 motorway is interrupted in the section between the junctions of Falcone and Barcelona”.
From the afternoon, due to the strong sirocco wind, the Aeolian Islands are no longer reachable, while the sea is scourging the most exposed coasts.