Update on the tornado

Sad news of bad weather around Lucca, Italy. Our friend, Debra, has a home there and has been keeping us updated on her blog. Read more here.

Bagni di Lucca and Beyond

Things have settled down in Bagni Di Lucca and the clean up is well underway. Most of the damage here has been to roofs, with tiles being blown to the ground, leaving gaping holes.

Roof damage

The rest was done by falling trees. A lot of trees fell across roads and in some cases electricity wires. Most villages now have power, but Enel is obviously stretched and some houses are still without electricity.

Fallen trees

Fallen trees

The park in La Villa is fenced off and woodcutters are busily cutting the trees into more manageable pieces for removal.

Fallen trees

One man was killed when a rock, loosened from beside the road, hit his car. His passenger was hurt, but is OK. Another man was hurt when a tree branch fell on the cabin of his truck on the road to Lucca. I have not heard of other injuries.

Florence was damaged, and nearby Pistoia was badly hit…

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