Violent surges and flash flooding hit Calabria and Sicily (pictures and videos)

Extreme weather is currently hitting the region of Calabria and Sicily in Italy.

Roads have been cut off, train tracks have been destroyed, and giant surges have engulfed the Ionian coast as well as Sicily.

extreme weather calabria, calabria floods, floods in Calabria november 2015, extreme flooding calabria and sicily november 2015, violent surges flash floods calabria sicily
The main road and train tracks have collapsed on November 1, 2015, after the Ferruzzano river overwhelmed on the Ionian coast of Calabria.
extreme weather calabria, calabria floods, floods in Calabria november 2015, extreme flooding calabria and sicily november 2015, violent surges flash floods calabria sicily
The main road along the Ionian coast has been literally cut off. Photo: Meteo Web

Calabria and Sicily are currently being hit by extreme weather… Which should continue until monday at least.

extreme weather calabria, calabria floods, floods in Calabria november 2015, extreme flooding calabria and sicily november 2015, violent surges flash floods calabria sicily
And what about the train tracks? Just destroyed.

In Chiaravalle, in the province of Catanzaro, 600 mm rain fell in 48 hours and 234 in 24 hours.

extreme weather calabria, calabria floods, floods in Calabria november 2015, extreme flooding calabria and sicily november 2015, violent surges flash floods calabria sicily
Apocalyptical weather in southern Italy.

Red alert has been decreted for central and southern Ionian and South Tyrrhenian until Monday.

Orange alert for all the other neighbouring areas.

Code red on central and southern Ionian and South Tyrrhenian until Monday, orange on the other areas (from the Fire Department)
Nothing is left… No road and no tracks.

Roads have been blocked by landslides, bridges have been destroyed by flooded streams and at least two people have been injured.

extreme weather calabria, calabria floods, floods in Calabria november 2015, extreme flooding calabria and sicily november 2015, violent surges flash floods calabria sicily
Giant surges have damaged the Ionian coast.

All streams and rivers are above the safety limit.

extreme weather calabria, calabria floods, floods in Calabria november 2015, extreme flooding calabria and sicily november 2015, violent surges flash floods calabria sicily
Such extreme weather is just out of this world.

And winds are blowing at speeds of over 80 mph.

extreme weather calabria, calabria floods, floods in Calabria november 2015, extreme flooding calabria and sicily november 2015, violent surges flash floods calabria sicily
The coast of Sicily has experienced violent surges that destroyed everything on their path.
extreme weather calabria, calabria floods, floods in Calabria november 2015, extreme flooding calabria and sicily november 2015, violent surges flash floods calabria sicily
Roads have been covered with debris and rocks
extreme weather calabria, calabria floods, floods in Calabria november 2015, extreme flooding calabria and sicily november 2015, violent surges flash floods calabria sicily
Giant waves are breaking on the beach
extreme weather calabria, calabria floods, floods in Calabria november 2015, extreme flooding calabria and sicily november 2015, violent surges flash floods calabria sicily
And cutting streets in two.

Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

Find more pictures of this extreme weather in Calabria and Sicily:

http://www.corriere.it/foto-gallery/cronache/15_novembre_01/calabria-esondazione-ferruzzano-ferrovia-statale-ionica-106-e24c5be4-80ba-11e5-aac9-59b4cd97071f.shtml

http://www.meteoweb.eu/2015/11/alluvione-calabria-disastro-nel-reggino-ss106-e-ferrovia-distrutte-a-brancaleone-foto/532420/

http://www.meteoweb.eu/2015/11/maltempo-calabria-arpacal-600-mm-pioggia-in-48-ore-raffiche-di-vento-a-80-kmh/532447/

http://www.meteoweb.eu/2015/11/maltempo-calabria-prefetto-di-reggio-la-situazione-e-critica/532518/

http://www.youreporter.it/trend/maltempo

SHARE

2 COMMENTS

  1. Can someone who provided these photos, tell me the location of picture #8 (top to bottom)?
    I am praying today for my relatives, and all those who live in Calabria and Sicilia, that God will keep them safe.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here