Bad weather disaster from yesterday evening, Monday 21 October, and today morning, Tuesday 22 October 2019, in the Alessandria area, where a flood broke out. A driver of a transport company, Fabrizio Torre, 52, of Sale, died in the area of Villa Carolina in Capriata d'Orba, where a bridge collapsed due to the flood of the stream. He had left Genoa last night to transport a Brazilian to a golf club in Serravalle Scrivia. His car was overwhelmed by the water of a tributary of the Orba. The client managed to save himself by clinging to a tree.
Flood in the areas of Gavi, Novi and Ovada
This morning the rain stopped also in the areas of Gavi Ligure, Novi Ligure and Ovada, the most affected by bad weather, which experienced an authentic night of fear, with landslides and flooding of numerous roads. About 130 people have been displaced and the schools will be closed. In the previous 24 hours, 400 millimeters of rain have fallen (an absolute record for the last 100 years for many locations). The bridge over the Bormida is closed in Alessandria, which had reached the guard level even though it began to fall. The junction between the Turin-Piacenza motorway and Milan-Genoa is also closed. In the Serravalle Scrivia outlet, employees were stuck inside the complex and many were forced to sleep in the shops.