As most of you might know, Europe is going through a very cold spell in the last 2 weeks. It has been reported to be cause by the cold Siberian breeze blowing into northern Europe. It has reached Italy last week. Blew into northern Italy last Friday. All of us was expecting to come straight down. However it made a turn is now wrecking havoc along the Adriatic Sea. In strange places that don’t usually see so much snow or at some places no snow at all to about 4 metres of snow and -25˙C.
The regions affected are Toscana (Tuscany), Umbria, Marche, Emilia Romagna, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania e Basilicata. If you can read Italian, this update is from an hour ago. Rome is on alert for further snowfall. Rome was paralysed when it snowed 2 weeks ago. They were not prepared as it was the worst they ever had for the past 30 years. Rome is usually a very warm. Much warmer than it gets here in the Italian Riviera. Here are some photos of the snow.
Some parts in the south is also under threat. Now all the news channels and newspapers are teeming with activity and updates. In between the slot in some updates of the Costa Concordia tragedy which is still very hotly debated. Now on TV, they are debating the ineffective way Rome has handled itself in the snow episode that closed airports and trains stations with trains stopped along the tracks with no help and with thousands stranded. No updates given and journeys that normally took an hour took 8 or more instead. I wonder how long this is going to last.
While all this happening…I didn’t bring my plants in in time. They are shriveled and dying from the cold, the ice and the wind. After they were blanketed by snow, it was too late. I hope they survive this winter. In the mean time an electric blanket is keeping me warm and cosy in bed. Also, I am thinking whether I should sign up and get a weekly interactive lesson to learn code from Codeyear. Is this any good?
Note: photo from Sky TG24. Sky.it website.