Sicilian Catania on Tuesday was hit by a storm of rainfall, called by the local media a “tornado”. Several people were injured. The wind broke trees and power poles, and damaged many buildings. – We thought it was an earthquake, we went outside and saw the slaughter – residents reported in an interview with local media.
On Tuesday, in the Italian city of Catania in Sicily, there was a storm, called by the local media a “tornado”. Several people were injured, the wind broke trees and power poles. It was raining and hailing. Local media write about a few people injured – luckily it ended with only a few bruises. It was blowing so hard and it was raining for almost an hour.
Harsh weather in Italy. “We thought it was an earthquake”
Catania’s mayor has decided to close schools on Wednesday, adding that the damage to the region is “significant”.
– First we heard a very loud noise, then the house started shaking. We thought it was an earthquake, we went outside and saw the slaughter – reported residents in an interview with local media.
The services received numerous reports due to flooded and damaged buildings, broken roofs, roads blocked by fallen trees and trapped drivers. The violent storm also affected several cities in the Catania area, in particular the areas surrounding Mount Etna.
On Wednesday, the weather in many regions of Italy could once again be dangerous. First and second stage alarms for rain and thunderstorms are in effect.
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