Activation time (UTC): 2021-10-27 11:31:00
Event time (UTC): 2021-10-24 00:00:00
Event type: Flood (Riverine flood)
In the late evening of Saturday 23 October 2021, a deep cyclone located in the Ionian Sea, brought heavy and persistent rainfall to the Ionian coast of Sicily and Calabria, mainly around Catania and Syracusa cities. A Red alert was issued by the National Department of Civil Protection. The rain gauge of the municipality of Linguaglossa, recorded over 500 mm in 48 hours. The worst situation was registered in the metropolitan area of Catania and in the municipality of Misterbianco with extensive urban flooding. Road circulation was impeded and several houses invaded by mud and debris. In the municipality of Randazzo, many people have been evacuated due the overflow of the Flascio stream. The National Department of Civil Protection triggered the Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping Service for First Estimate, Delineation and Grading products.
Reference products: 0
Delineation products: 12
Grading products: 4
Copernicus Emergency Management Service - Mapping is a service funded by European Commission aimed at providing actors in the management of natural and man-made disasters, in particular Civil Protection Authorities and Humanitarian Aid actors, with mapping products based on satellite imagery.
How to cite
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2021): Flood in Eastern Sicily, Italy (2021-10-27). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/e6eb0858-3871-443b-a639-00c24adf9a49
CEMS Copernicus Emergency Management Copernicus Emergency Management Service Flood Copernicus Emergency Management Service Rapid Mapping Activation Italy Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping EMSR548 ITA Copernicus Service Mapping Emergency
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