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Bella Italia. Part II

February 8, 2012

Last November Italy was hit by heavy storm and flash floods. Some people died, many more were injured and lost their properties. Since a couple of days another extreme climate event is making victims, severe disasters and interruptions in necessary services not only in northern Europe, but also in central Italy, in the Apennines and along the Adria coast. This time is heavy snowfalls and Siberian temperature that stops circulation on the roads, trains and electric power supply, close schools and public offices in many parts of Italy and in some cases seclude entire villages for days. Again we are faced with the usuality of the unexpected, again we are not prepared. Well, at least many were not prepared (too many) meanwhile others did.

In Milan we were waiting for the stormy weather since a couple of days and, remembering the disasters of 2006, everybody was worried about what could happen. A a matter of fact, at the end snowfalls were not so heavy, shovellers of snow and salt spreader reacted promptly and what could have been the usual urban blockade was a freezing cold morning with lots of material to make snowmen.

I couldn’t help taking some pictures and enjoyed the graphic effect that fresh snow makes onto architecture, trees, benches, hedges, handrails, tram wires, bicycles etc. Waiting for the next extraordinary weather event I wish everyone would experience these days like I did.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 8, 2012 6:03 pm

    It’s so strange to see Italy under all of that snow… they’re even saying it’s going to snow here (Salerno), something which hasn’t occurred (unless you count 2 flakes once a year in January) since 1956…

  2. February 8, 2012 6:44 pm

    Indeed, I can’t remember having -18° in Milan like we had Sunday night, or 1meter snow in the Riviera romagnola! Lucky you in Salerno, beautiful place!

  3. May 24, 2012 6:42 am

    hoo god please give this climate to india.its so hot here.
    marg swarnabhoomi

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