Yesterday, a sizable tornado hit an area of Venice in Italy causing extensive damage.
The event reportedly left one person dead and 30 or so others injured.
While tornados are a relatively rare occurrence in Italy, they do happen and Venice has been hit before by a destructive tornado. The last time a major tornado event happened in Venice was in June 2012.
Stop reading, start speaking
Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.
Here’s some amateur video footage of yesterday’s tornado. Note the hailstones too:
[youtube width=”556″ height=”469″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_DS7DYz4lk[/youtube]
Historic Villa Fini was reduced to rubble:
#tornadoriviera Ecco cosa resta di villa Fini a (Translation: here’s what remains of Villa Fini) #Dolo http://t.co/u4B7lBVnxu pic.twitter.com/SKjIJ8DSpD
— laNuovaVeneziaMestre (@nuova_venezia) July 9, 2015
Meanwhile in the rest of Italy, the heatwave continues. Temperatures have fallen a little and storms may well erupt in and around Milan later this afternoon. The heat, though, will be back. It has already claimed a few lives and caused Italy’s government to set up a heat hotline – 1500 – which Italy’s citizens can call for anti-heat advice.
Should Milan, which is where I live, be hit by a tornado – smallish ones have spun around the city in the past – a report on the event will be added.