The municipalities of Bianco, Africo, Brancaleone, Palizzi, Bova, Bova Marina, Condofuri, San Lorenzo, Roghudi, Roccaforte and Montebello Ionico were particularly affected. Operators in this area reported structural damage to warehouses and buildings as well as the eradication or damage to bergamot trees. Fruits have fallen to the ground and can no longer be used.
Flooded fields (Photo: youreporter.it)
Greenhouses in San Lorenzo, Condofuri, Palizzi and Brancaleone dedicated to the production of high-income crops such as tomatoes etc. were heavily damaged. Open-field crops were also heavily hit, as even mulching films were damaged.
A low-pressure front has also been hitting north-west Italy over the past few hours, with rain and heavy snow on the Biella Alps and north of Vercelli. Some roads have been closed in Valle d’Aosta. The situation is expected to last at least until 9th January.
Danger of avalanches: the road to Cervinia has been closed and 100 people were evacuated in Champoluc (Photo: Twitter – Tgcom24)
The danger of avalanches is high in Veneto as well, as 50-70 centimetres of fresh snow are expected for 9th January in the southern Dolomites and central-eastern Pre-Alps.