Archive for the ‘Poplave u Europi’ Category
November 05, 2014
… violent winds and torrential rain battered the south-east and east of France causing the death of one woman, closing Nice Airport and leaving thousands without power.
The A8 France-Italy motorway was closed by a mudslide in Nice, as was the A47 outside Lyon, and rail traffic between Lyon and Saint-Etienne was halted due to flooding at Trèves.
Dozens of roads in the south-east were closed, including the seafront
Promenade des Anglais in Nice where boulders had been thrown 30m by waves driven by the wind.
The Boulevard du Midi in Cannes was also closed.
Nice Airport was still closed early this morning as staff worked to clear the runways and taxiways of debris left by the storm. It reopened about 11.00.
Around 90 buildings, including 43 schools, in Nice were hit by flooding
caused by 20cm of rain in a few hours as the Alpes-Maritimes were hardest hit by the storms.
Pompiers saved one homeless man who had been sleeping under an arch of a bridge over the river Paillon in the city – which had risen quickly to three metres over its normal level.
Boats were driven ashore on the beach at Cannes and at Villefranche-sur-Mer, where pompiers saved one man.
This morning the storm front had moved towards Italy and Austria and all the orange storm alerts were lifted this morning but Bouches-du-Rhône, Gard and Vaucluse were still on orange alert for rivers flooding as were Saone-et-Loire and Vosges.
At Saint-Blaise, just north of Nice, a 32-year-old woman died when she was buried under a mudslide at the back of her house. A mother, she had just returned home from work as a nurse.
Further west, at Avignon, where the Rhône had burst its banks, campsites were evacuated and in Bouches-du-Rhône caravans were overturned in a park at Martiques.
Residents in more than 40 houses in Lamotte-du-Rhône, near Avignon, were evacuated as were 70 people living in Saint-Symphorien d’Ozon (Rhône) because of flooding.
More than 6,000 homes were also without electricity in Ardèche.
Published on Nov 6, 2014
The Tuscan city of Carrara was hit by major flooding on Wednesday, when torrential rain caused the Carrione River to burst its banks.
As water spread through the city, people were forced to wade through the flooded streets to safety while emergency services were called in to evacuate a number of families from their homes.
Reports there has been one fatality have been denied by Carrara’s Deputy Mayor Andrea Vannucci.
Published on Nov 5, 2014
Hundreds of residents were evacuated from the northern Tuscan city of Carrara on Wednesday after heavy rainfall led to widespread flooding in the area.
Published on Nov 5, 2014
Published on Oct 24, 2014
(Svako) Malo (svako) malo, pa smo u vodi.
Oct 25, 2014
Torrential rains in western Sweden have left some towns submersed as water levels have risen to 1.5 metres above normal for the season with forecasts indicating that is worse to come.
Some 90 millimetres of rain has fallen in areas of the west coast of Sweden on Saturday and water levels are continuing to rise.
“This Is probably the worst we have experienced in many years,” said Rolf Olausson at Stromstad emergency services.
Northern Bohuslän has suffered most from the heavy rainfall which pushed from the North Sea on Friday and Saturday night.
A number of buildings have been evacuated in the small town of Skee close to Stromstad.
“The people in their houses were completely surrounded by water and were unable to go anywhere. There is no point pumping out the water as it is filling up all the time,” Olausson said.
The emergency services are also concerned about an old stone bridge over Vättlandsan in Skee which they fear may be swept away in the flood waters.
“The water is now gushing under, over and on the sides. If it would collapse then we would get an underwater levy and that would not be good at all,” Olausson said.
Several roads in the area are completely closed and there have been reports of three incidents of drivers needing help to get out of their cars which had become stuck in the floods. ž
“In one case we had to deploy rescue divers when the water rose to over a metre. It’s pretty extreme“, said Kim Selland at the road authority in Gothenburg.
According to Selland the water is now starting to spread out along the E6 motorway.
“The water has nowhere to go. Levels are rising, reaching now the major roads that are usually located higher up from the ground. Soon there will not be a road that is not waterlogged. It is beginning almost to resemble Venice,” he said.
Rail services have also been hit with a report that ten people had to be evacuated from a train which was forced to stop along the Munkedal-Stromstad route after an embankment became flooded.
The Swedish meteorological authority SMHI has maintained a class 2 warning for minor waterways in the area. Forecasts indicate that the peak will be reached at some point over the weekend. According to Therese Fougman at SMHI, more rains could however fall during Sunday and Monday. “But then it’ll be small amounts, maybe five to ten millimetres.”
A comment of the reader on this article
“I am wondering why SMHI have not added a warning for this for Halland, many places here are flooded too. It seems the SMHI add warnings after the fact.”
… when people find out the Truth, they will be angry not only on the “agencies” or government “bodies” (which are usually corrupted), but they will be deeply disappointed with scientists from the field of seismology, geology, meteorology and alike which have kept the fact hidden. Not to mention astronomy… astronomers. Media. Etc.
All will come out. Just like: Wiki, for example. Starr is a male name, did you know?
Oh! I am receiving several signs of serious warning! Like always when I happen to (kind of) endanger the invisible hand of Cover-up Heads.
Oh, please, go home. Cover (up) your own selves!
Published on Oct 24, 2014
People in the Greek capital, Athens, are clearing up after a series of flash floods caused major disruption in parts of the city.
Torrential rain turned roads into rivers, sweeping away cars and uprooting trees.
There are no reports of any injuries but a number of homes and businesses were swamped with water.
Oct 19, 2014
Thousands of tourists holidaying in Tenerife have been caught in flash-flooding on the island.
Seven inches of rain fell in just 12 hours today, with tourists warned to stay in their hotels as landslides and fast-flowing waters led to road closures.
One 56-year-old woman died after suffering a heart attacks as she was swept along by flood water then became trapped under a parked car in Santa Cruz.
Video footage and photographs from the island show cars submerged in several feet of water and traffic struggling to pass through waterlogged city streets.
Roads were turned to rivers as flood waters gushed down hills.
Tarmac was ripped from the roads by the force of the deluge, and police have warned people not to drive unless their journeys were absolutely essential, until the storm dies out later on this evening.
Heavy rain over the last 24 hours has brought flooding to parts of North Jutland (Nordjylland) in Denmark.
North Jutland police are reporting a road near Sindal has been completely closed after parts of it collapsed as
a result of the heavy rain and flooding.
Other roads, including the E39 motorway, as well as parts of the railway network have also been badly affected.
Earlier today police advised motorists to avoid travel where possible.
Some roads looked more like lakes after the prolonged rainfall.
Extra water pumps have been brought in to help alleviate the flooding.
Several houses in Lendum are said to have been completely flooded.
The city of Vigo in Galicia, Spain, is still under water after heavy rain has battered the region since 16 October 2014.
WMO reports that the city saw 81 mm of rain fall in 24 hours between 16 and 17 October 2014.
Emergency teams from Protección Civil were called out on at least 20 occasions.
The worst affected areas were the central parts of the city and also around the Balaídos football stadium.
Numerous roads around the city have been blocked by flood water around 40 cm deep. Not only did that flooding stop traffic, it also stopped car production in the city’s Citroen car plant.
Trains and ferry services have also been affected.
The storm has left over 9,000 without power.
Published on Oct 16, 2014
Published on Oct 10, 2014
Genoa the day after the flood claimed the lives of a man of 57 years. After just three years after the tragic floods caused by flooding of Fereggiano Genoa is still on its knees.Corso Torino, Corso Buenos Aires La Bassa Val Bisagno. Damage to shops and cars stacked between trees and logs.
Published on Oct 10, 2014
My wife and I, came to the station Genova Brignole, we are approaching the Court Lambruschini and is presented to us a scenario to say the least “apocalyptic”, with streets invaded by mud, shops and warehouses completely destroyed, cars stacked on one another, etc. … but also hard-working volunteers who roll up their maniches. … amazing, but what should be the exception seems to have become the rule, everything is repeated as in 2011, if not worse!
Watch it all …