In the event of winds and sea storms


•  Avoid exposed areas, reaching a repaired position from the possible detachment of exposed or suspended objects and the resulting fall of even small and relatively light objects, such as a vase or tile;
•  Avoid green areas and tree-lined roads. The most frequent injury related to wind gusts involves breaking branches, even large ones, which can either directly affect people or cause them to fall and dangerously obstruct roads, posing a danger to motorcyclists.

In urban areas

•  While driving, pay particular attention to gusts because they tend to cause the vehicle to swerve; thus, it is essential to moderate speed or stop;
•  Please pay particular attention to exposed road sections, such as those exiting tunnels and viaducts; the most prone to danger are vans, sheeted vehicles, and caravans, which expose a large area to the gusts and can be moved by the wind, even when the wind intensity does not reach very high peaks.

Overall, all mobile structures are at risk, especially those involving tarps or tents, such as scaffolding, gazebos, and temporary outdoor exhibition or commercial structures, of which the tightness and insurance must be checked.

In coastal areas

In coastal areas, strong winds are accompanied by the risk of sea storms, mainly if the wind is perpendicular to the coast. Therefore:

•  Pay extreme caution when approaching the shoreline or driving along coastal roads;
•  Avoid standing on coastal roads and especially on piers and jetties;
•  Avoid bathing and using boats, and preemptively secure boats and structures on beaches and port areas.

At home

• Appropriately arrange and secure all objects in your home or workplace exposed to gusts (pots and other objects on windowsills or balconies, antennas or precariously arranged roof coverings, etc.).