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Heavy rain in Barga

music by the Aristodemo's

summer storm in Barga Vecchia – music by the Aristodemo’s

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Rain finally falls on Barga

Rain finally falls on Barga

So finally after months of the hot summer weather and absolutely no rain, a huge storm finally arrived over Barga last night and what a storm it was – torrential rain that lasted a couple of hours with lightning and thunder lighting up the small narrow streets of Barga Vecchia which were running with water […]

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Sommocolonia damaged by high winds

Sommocolonia damaged by high winds

Sommocolonia, the tiny village which sits up at 710 metres above sea level situated above Barga to the north was right in the path as the wind came down the mountain.

The extremely high winds which ripped through this area on the night of the 4th and the morning of the 5th March has caused extensive damage, the extent to which is still being estimated (article here) Some experts are being quoted is saying that the winds reached 150 km an hour. That figure is still […]

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Evening light across Barga

Evening light across Barga

The customers sitting outside Aristo’s bar in Barga Vecchia hastily collected their glasses and scuttle inside to the comparative safety as what looked like a huge storm suddenly blew up out of nowhere coming down from the North. The temperature dropped, the light changed and it looked as though we were in for some violent weather. Instead […]

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Landslides on the road from Barga through Tiglio to Coreglia

Landslides on the road from Barga through Tiglio to Coreglia

more damage up on the hillsides above Barga

The torrential rains have taken their toll on the road that leads from Barga through Tiglio to Coreglia Antelminelli. From Barga to the apex at the Torrente Ania there is at least one serious landslide which has taken the hillside from below the road, and another that has blocked the roadbed from above. On the Coreglia side there are […]

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Torrential rain – River Serchio full once again

Torrential rain – River Serchio full once again

For the third time in less that 30 days, torrential rain during the night has brought the level of the Serchio river running through the bottom of the valley, up to worrying levels. The river  starts up in the mountains of Garfagnana  and flows down the valley to the sea just past Pisa. The authorities […]

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Torrential rain during the night – Serchio river full

Torrential rain during the night – Serchio river full

For the second time in ten days torrential rain which fell on this area over the last 24 hours is starting to have an effect on the Serchio river at the bottom of the valley with a dramatic increase in water flow surging down the valley to the sea. 115 mm of rain fell on […]

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Maltempo. Frane, allagamenti e tanti danni. Il comune di Barga tra i più colpiti della valle.

Maltempo. Frane, allagamenti e tanti danni. Il comune di Barga tra i più colpiti della valle.

Oltre una ventina di frane importanti che hanno interessato le nostre strade; la via per Fornioni, nella montagna barghigiana che rimarrà chiusa per diverso tempo, con un tratto del manto stradale fatto letteralmente esplodere dalla furia dell’acqua; la strada di Valdivaiana che riaprirà forse tra qualche ora. Tante vie di accesso ai nostri paesi ancora […]

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Torrential rain. Pioggia monsonica. Un uomo ha rischiato la vita

Torrential rain. Pioggia monsonica. Un uomo ha rischiato la vita

Torrential rain on this area fell during the night. More than 220mm – that’s almost eighth and a half inches of rain in just three hours – it was a monsoon out there last night. One man from Mologno, Gianluca Bertoncini was saved from an almost certain death after being caught by flood water outside […]