The inhabitants of Sicily have been struggling with the effects of violent storms since Wednesday – intense rainfall as well as strong winds. The services have their hands full, as can be seen in the recording of one of the rescue operations.
Since yesterday, firefighters have been removing damage caused by bad weather in the provinces of Agrigento and Trapani in Sicily. More than 100 rescue operations were carried out there – most of them related to floods, landslides and inundations.
The video shared by firefighters shows what the services have to face. Yesterday evening in the city of Mazara del Vallo in Trapani, rescuers pulled three elderly people out of the house – two women and a man. The evacuation was necessary due to the high water level.
Sicily. Downpours, thunderstorms, strong wind
Apart from the downpour, there is also a strong wind. Houses and cars are destroyed. According to local media, many schools were closed on Thursday due to harsh weather conditions.
Dynamic weather is still expected in Sicily on Thursday in the central-western part of the region. Thunderstorms with intense rainfall and sometimes also hail are forecasted. Second and first degree weather alarms are in effect on a three-point, ascending scale.
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