Cinque Terre flood: the situation in Vernazza and Monterosso
Here you could find some updates about the flood in the Cinque Terre, after another day of hard work to clean up Monterosso and Vernazza from mud and debris.
One of the most important news is that the water is back. The technicians worked very hard and succeeded to switch on again the water in the old part of the village.
Then, with a little vehicle, they have distributed 4000 liters of clean-water, even if not drinkable.
The nearness with Levanto, other village very damaged, permitted a quick exchange for the most important supplies as bread and water in bottle.
The scenery of Vernazza is dramatic. Worst, if possible, than Monterosso. Getting in by the sea, the village looks like if it was elevated of one floor: there are at least 2 meters of debris and mud transported by the flood in the center. Practically, they have destroyed the first floor of each house. In the “piazzetta” and at the marina there are people, supplies and equipments: Vernazza need everything. Electricity and water are missing.
People are excavating with all means, hoping to find the missing but also looking for save some personal objects in their houses.
Upper floors are in better conditions, maybe only flooded. Different situation for cellars, cafè, restaurant at the first floors: these are completely flooded and/or destroyed.
The Mayor of Vernazza said today that the people don’t want to evacuate and leave the village: by now, have been evacuated only kids, elderly people, disabled.
There will be further updates