Genova and Floods – When will they ever learn


It wasn’t predictable



Floods Death Disaster

Here we go again. For the n’th time.

Are we/they  all blind ?

Are they the Politicians all BLIND

The floods are the worst to hit the Ligurian city since 2011, when six people, including two children, were killed.

“Speaking to TV Galletti then reiterated that “there are 35 million euro allocated to the flood three years ago that have not been translated in the works for red tape.” “The 35 million are being blocked – said the Minister of the Environment – from litigation to the TAR and the Council of State, for several reasons including the contested contracts.”

Here’s a bit of history of floods in Genoa from 1966 to yesterday

July 20th 1966: The storm is raging on the West Genoa from morning until early afternoon: flooding and flooding in many areas of the west: 250 mm in 4 hours Voltri, only 24 mm in Albaro.
February 24, 1968: 138.2 mm of Sestri throughout the day
10 to 11 January 1970: 211 mm of Sestri throughout the day.
7 to 8 October 1970: on the night of the storm sweeps 7 Voltri and then proceeds to the west; the night goes underwater around the west and in the early afternoon, the basin of Bisagno. Storm on the morning of 7, then resumed in the evening and continues uninterrupted until 8 o’clock in the morning; then new storm from 9 to 10; next storm from 11:30 to 13 and the final storm from 15:30 to 17 to 948 mm Bolzaneto, 550 in center, 800 in the basin of Voltri, 700 in Sestri.
17-18-19 March 1971: big storms on the west of Genoa
October 13, 1971: from late afternoon downpour on the west. Flooding important.
Throughout the 1972 storms will continue over the city.
15 to 16 July 1973, an intense sirocco brings violent storms across the city.
Since December 19, 1973 year-end: continuous torrential rains in Genoa.
From 24 April 1974 to the end of the month: April 24th evening one of the most violent hailstorms of the weather history of Genoa. Then storms repeatedly.
August 11, 1975: The worst hailstorm of all time in Genoa, especially to the east of Cornigliano (A Sestri only a violent storm, with 60 mm). From the afternoon, a series of violent storms hailstorms repeatedly breaks out of the city, especially downtown and in Val Bisagno. Constantly hail as big as eggs, with beans that seem almost blocks of ice, especially in Molassana.
22-23-24 August 1975: Strong storms with tornado over the city 23.
July 22, 1976: Two violent storms. On the night of 10 tornadoes befall the city, with trees uprooted and massive damage to Brignole psychiatric hospital Quarto. The second storm in the late morning of 22, due to the flooding of the river Cantarena in Sestri and risk overflow.
August 1976: storms will continue from 10th of the month.
28 to 29 August 1976: tremendous downpour throughout the day the entire city.
September 13, 1976: terrible storm in the morning on the west: generalized flooding.
From 1 October to 15 November 1976: storms continue.
Throughout the 1977 storms continue.
27-28-29-30 August 1977: Three days and a half deluge with thunder and lightning. Flooding generalized.
6-7-8 October 1977: begins in the late evening of 5 and continued throughout the night. Violent storm on the morning of 6 puts zotto 1 m of water Cornigliano and the historic center. From the evening of the 6th of 7 in the morning breaks in Valle Stura and submerges Campoligure and Roussillon; by the evening of 7 resumes on Genoa and continues until 12 8. 500 mm fell in the city.
December 8, 1977: Storm over Genoa: completely flooded the hospital of St. Martin and the whole area east.
From late April to 25 July 1978, continuous rainstorms
12-13-14-15 October 1979: In four days, 500 mm of rain falling over the city. Enormous damage.
August 16, 1980: on the night unleashed a storm of exceptional intensity: widespread flooding.
August 11, 1981: In the morning three consecutive storms over the city on their knees Val Polcevera.
2-3-4 October 1981: In the night 2-3 down almost 400 mm of rain, but fortunately in 12 hours and not 4 as in Monday, October 4th 2010 Other terrible storm on the evening of Saturday, 3.
November 26, 1982: A flood is unleashed in the late afternoon over the city. Voltri flooded.
Since the beginning of March to the end of June 1983 storms continue
June 28, 1983: from 20 to 21:30 a storm of frightening violence Cornigliano westward. Pra and Voltri flooded.
From 16 dicrembre 1983 year-end, torrential rains over the city.
23 to 24 August 1984 affected the whole of Liguria, with epicenters in Albenga, Alassio, Genoa and Deiva Marina. On the evening of 23 terrible cloudburst on Genoa, with recovery in a frightening way from 10:30 to 13 the next day. Pra and Voltri flooded by streams overflowed. 500 mm in Voltri, 300 and 250 in Sestri center.
October 1984: storms continue.
July 30th 1987: The storm is raging from 14 to 16, with 350 mm fell in Sampierdarena, who suffers a tragic flood; 190 mm in the center, less than in the west.
August 27, 1989: storm over the city from 9 to 13, with some floods and many flooded areas. In the evening, tornado and flood at the mouth throughout the west. Approximately 300 mm.
November 17, 1989: The flood rages on Nervi and up to Recco, saving the whole of the rest of Genoa.
3 to 4 October 1990: the evening of 3 until the afternoon of 4 gets about 300 mm of rain, especially in the east. The Bisagno not overflowing before the event because it was completely dry.
From October to December 1990: storms continue
11-12-13 September 1991, three separate storms: one in the late morning of 11, the next throughout the night between 11 and 12, and the last the morning of the 13th about 400 mm fell in all city.
September 29, 1991: storm over the city with flood Nervi.
October 1991: storms continue.
September 27, 1992: disastrous flood the city. Start the flood at 11 this Sunday and continues until 6; less strong in the evening. Affected mainly the center and Sturla. 800 mm in the basin of Bisagno, 450 in the center.
October 1992: storms continue.
September 23, 1993: disastrous flood in the west. San Carlo di Cese devastated by Varenna. Pegli particularly affected, Voltri attached to Leiro and Cerusa. Flood from 4 to 15 mm to 800 San Carlo, 600 and 400 in the west to Sestri. About 300 in the center.
Fall 1993 storms continue.
June 26 1994: Flood in Voltri. Violent thunderstorm in the evening from Cornigliano in Savona. Approximately 400 mm of water in the basin of the fallen Leiro, Voltri.
From 31 August 1994 to September 1994 all: tornado Aug. 31: there was a gust to 170 km / h, torrential rain but short-lived, massive damage with uprooted trees everywhere, especially in the square CORVETTO. Then, throughout September storms continue.
Early October 1994 storms to repeat
November 4, 1994: disastrous storm in the early afternoon, after 4 days of continuous rain. Lightning off the lantern. Especially impressed with Sestri devastation dell’Esaote. The days following the flood devastates the Piedmont.
September 1995: storms continue.
12-13-14 November 1995: torrential rain for three days over the city.
4-5-6 October 1995: while the sun shines in all of Italy, a strong south wind brings torrential rains in Genoa (about 400 mm). Hit the first time in the delegations of the west; towards the end of the event center. On October 6, in the afternoon great devastation in Rapallo and Santa Margherita.
6 to 7 October 1997 violent storm, on several occasions, from late afternoon until early afternoon of 6 of 7 flooding by flooding and scattered in the city.
7-8-9 November 1997: Violent storms in repetition of Genoa, in particular on the morning of Sunday, November 9, when it floods Sampierdarena, and I remain stuck two hours by car from the entrance to the elevated promenade Canepa.
May 27 1998: violent thunderstorm in the morning on the city.
July 14, 1998: hit the Voltrese, in particular the Val Cerusa. Crolla a bridge over Cerusa. Flood in the late morning.
End of September / October 1998 / Until mid-November 1998 storms continue, with flooding in the area Quezzi.
August 12, 1999: in the morning with a violent storm continued in the afternoon. Devastated the covered market of Via XX Settembre.
From September 20 through October 1999 storms continue
November 6, 1999: in the early afternoon all hell breaks loose on the entire Riviera. Torrential rain, lightning and a repetition cyclonic wind with a peak of 150 km / h. Do not no river overflows, but the devastation is great and memorable.
March 25, 2000: In the evening violent storm over the entire Genoa, with exceptional hailstorm in eastern areas (especially Marassi and Staglieno)
October / November 2000: continuous downpours over the city.
November 23, 2000: While the Imperiese suffered one of its worst floods in Genoa gets about 300 mm of rain, with Polcevera to the limit and alert 3 by late afternoon. Several flooding.
Throughout the 2002 storms continue, especially in the beginning of May, beginning of June, July 6 (tornado), and especially the entire month of August, with a terrible storm the night between 8 and 9 August. QA gets about 300 mm in September and also in October. November and December totals 750 mm 250 (continuous rainstorms).
November 26, 2002: Flood all night. Hit the center and the east. Various flood. The Bisagno is the limit.
From 30 October to December 2003 storms continues and states of alert, especially on October 31, and November 30 / December 1.
August 11, 2005: terrible storm over the city, with the highest in voltrese.
August 2006: storms continue.
August 13, 2006: The hail scariest of the last two decades of Genoa, with violent wind and intense electrical activity. It triggers the evening. Fell in one hour in some areas 200 mm of rain. Widespread flooding.
August 16 to 17, 2006: on the night fall 360 mm in Voltrese; the next night violent storm in the west and in the morning, disastrous storm in the center, with various and numerous flood flooding.
14 to 15 September 2006, a total of 250 mm of rain falling in 12 hours on the town. In the afternoon of the 15th a veritable typhoon rages on Genoa, with its epicenter in voltrese.
October 4, 2006: violent thunderstorm in the early afternoon on the west, with its epicenter in Sestri.
June 1, 2007: scary storm the city with its epicenter in the Levante area. Overflows the Nervi and collapse sections of relative sea promenade
From 10 May to 17 June 2008: nuibifragi continue, with violent wind on several occasions: evening of 30 May and 8 June around noon, accompanied by violent electric shock.
End of October / November 2008: storms continue
October / November 2009: storms continue
June 19, 2010: two-hour downpour in the late afternoon on the center and west. In the area Voltri fallen more than 200 mm. flooding everywhere.
August 13, 2010: terrible storm in the night: 220 mm in the area of Castelletto and from 100 to 300 mm over the entire city.
September 7, 2010: storm of huge proportions over the city. They fall in two hours 220 mm of rain, with flooding everywhere. Exceptional electrical discharges. Pledge flooded.
October 4, 2010: A Sestri, in 4 hours, fall 419 mm of water. Less in other areas. Sestri devastated and very impressed even the Polcevera. . . ”







Irish Rain – Better or Wetter

The 11 Levels of Irish Rain

The rain goes up to 11.

THE IRISH HAVE a large number of words for rain. And knowing exactly which word or phrase to apply at any time can be tricky – especially for newcomers.
With this in mind, we have prepared this scientific ordering, which we’re calling the Fliuch Scale. (It works like the Richter – so “Christ, I heard today was a 6.7 on the Fliuch Scale” and so on).
We’re hoping it will be adopted officially by Met Éireann in the near future. But until then: yes, the rain in Ireland goes up to 11.
Level 1: Grand soft day (thank God)

How to spot: Grey out, just a thick mist, not too cold, might rain later. In other words, conditions are normal.

Source: K Mick
Level 2: Spitting (or ‘only spitting’)

How to spot: Definitely raining, but sure it might clear up. It wouldn’t stop you nipping to the shops/going for a walk/having a picnic on a freezing beach on a family holiday, anyway.

Source: scjody
Level 3: Wetting rain



How to spot: Looks deceptively innocuous – you’d think it was no more than a mist – but soaks through clothing and makes you screw up your face in an unattractive way while walking through it.
Is it worth taking an umbrella? Maybe, but you’ll only have to carry it round.

Source: Sebastian Anthony
Level 4: Rotten


How to spot: All-over greyness. Possible windiness. Unrelenting rain that never turns into a good honest downpour, but is definitely umbrella material. The weather equivalent of a sulking teenager.

Source: Ian Wilson
Level 5: Pissing


How to spot: Heavy-ish rain. Would definitely make you think twice about going into town for a few things. Windscreen wipers up to the second setting in the car.

Source: tonyhall
Level 6: Raining stair rods


How to spot: Big, fat rain that really means it. Minor-league umbrellas (ie those €4 ones from Centra) may struggle. You have your good shoes ruined.

Source: wfbakker2
Level 7: Bucketing


How to spot: Heavy rain with a surprise element: “It started bucketing down.” Generally appears when you have planned some kind of outdoor activity.
You might sit in the car for a while to see will it ease off. It probably won’t.

Source: lucyrfisher
Level 8: Hooring


How to spot: Windscreen wipers up to full. People scurrying between shop doorways. Someone probably holding a newspaper over their head, which is completely pointless and will ruin your newspaper.

Source: wfbakker2
Level 9: Pelting down


How to spot: Serious quantities of water falling from the sky. Enough of a conversation point that you will almost certainly compare damp patches with at least one work colleague. Lift dialogues will go like this: “Jaysus, the weather.” “I know, Jaysus.”

Source: young shanahan
Level 10: Lashing


How to spot: Rain actually bouncing off the ground. Even medium-quality umbrellas are no protection. Their corpses lie strewn around the city streets.

Source: jontintinjordan
Level 11: Hammering


How to spot: Even the Irish a bit taken aback by the force of it. People talk about it in hushed tones and you can see them struggling for a big enough word: “It’s absolutely lashing… no, I mean REALLY lashing… HAMMERING down.”
Don’t go outside. You’ll ruin yourself.

Source: jon_a_ross

Original : www.dailyedge.ie/irish-rain-scale-1275040-Jan2014

The Romans had good sence (sense)

This morning in Genoa the rain is coming down , buckets and buckets of rain, seems worse than Irish weather.

After 9,000 Years of Irish Weather, you get used to it.

The Romans had better sence sense than the  Britians, they got out of Ireland, Quick Quick Quick, too much rain.

Sence (Spelt it wrong again)
1. This is how idiots spell sense, since they have no sense.
2. This misspelled word is also a form of since according to some idiot – English translations.

it is bad than worse but not badder than worstest


   Looks Like Rain

9,000 Years of Irish Weather
By Damian Corless

The name the Romans gave to Ireland was Hibernia, which means ‘Land of Winter’, and cold feet may have been a factor in their decision to leave the Irish to their own devices.

The weather is a main topic of conversation and has done its bit in shaping our Irish character.

This lively overview shines a light on incidents when the weather – generally bad – changed the course of Ireland’s history. Along the way it takes in those years – and there were quite a few – when the sun really didn’t shine. ù

We learn how Oliver Cromwell, invincible in war, most likely caught his death from a Cork mosquito. The Irish climate created the heavy soil that made the potato flourish in Ireland like nowhere else, with disastrous consequences.

David Lean came to Ireland fully intending to give the County Kerry weather a starring role in his film Ryan’s Daughter. He didn’t make another film for fourteen years.

Our professional forecasters still hedge their bets by predicting four seasons in one day – and still often get it laughably wrong.

But there are sunny stories too, such as how, in 1973, the brooding Antrim weather produced one of rock music’s greatest album covers, and how the Irish legend of the crock of gold at the rainbow’s end came about.

Remarkably, Ireland’s weather has remained the same moderate mixed blessing since people first set foot on the land.

39 seconds – Never let me down

Brown Eyed Girl 

 Originally titled “Brown Skinned girl” about a fling he may or may not have had. Said he “accidentally” changed the name of the song after recording.

Ra Ra Ro Ro Rosie

Still , not Them

Him himself

Crazy Love – Ray Charles & Van Morrison

I can hear her heart beat for a thousand miles
And the heavens open every time she smiles
And when I come to her that’s where I belong
Yet I’m running to her like a river’s song
She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love
She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love

She’s got a fine sense of humor when I’m feeling low down
And when I come to her when the sun goes down
Take away my trouble, take away my grief
Take away my heartache, in the night like a thief

Yes I need her in the daytime
Yes I need her in the night
Yes I want to throw my arms around her
Kiss her hug her kiss her hug her tight

And when I’m returning from so far away
She gives me some sweet lovin’ brighten up my day
Yes it makes me righteous, yes it makes me feel whole
Yes it makes me mellow down in to my soul