Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Flood in the North of Italy (2019-05-15)


Activation time (UTC): 2019-05-15 11:22:00 Event time (UTC): 2019-05-11 00:00:00 Event type: Flood (Riverine flood)

Activation reason:
Since the 11 May 2019 a severe weather event, including heavy rainfall, strong winds and hailstorms have affected central and north-eastern regions of Italy, leading to river bank overflows that have resulted in much damage. The most affected area is the Emilia-Romagna Region. Heavy rainfall caused rapidly increasing levels of the Savio, Montone, Ronco, Panaro, Secchia, Sillaro and Foglia rivers, exceeding the highest alert level. In particular, the Secchia (Modena), Savio (Cesena), Sillaro (Imola) and Montone (Forlì) rivers have burst their banks.

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2019):  Flood in the North of Italy (2019-05-15). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2019-05-15
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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44.7179468973° N, 12.6436372591° E, 44.0001933728° S, 10.7750874593° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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