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20 Dec 2019 | 04:54 AM UTC

Italy: Red weather alerts issued in Piemonte and Liguria December 20

Red weather warnings issued due to expected heavy rains in Piemonte and Liguria December 20; associated transportation disruptions expected

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Event

The Meteoalarm meteorological agency issued red weather warnings in Piemonte and Liguria on Friday, December 20, due to heavy rains forecast in the regions. The alert, issued at 02:00 (local time) on Friday, is expected to remain in effect until 23:59.

Related transportation disruptions, hazardous driving conditions, and power outages are possible over the coming hours. 

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.