Injured in storms in northern Italy

07/23/2023 09:21 (act. 07/23/2023 09:21)

14 people were injured in severe storms in the Adriatic province of Ravenna in northern Italy on Sunday night. Two people were in a car that was hit by a falling tree. They were hospitalized with injuries, Italian media reported.

Fire crews from across the region were mobilized on Sunday morning to remove fallen trees. In some parts of the province of Ravenna, there was a power outage due to storms. Video showed bathers fleeing en masse from the beach at Lido di Classe, near Ravenna, on Saturday.

Hail the size of tennis balls hit crops in the Emilia Romagna region, mainly in the provinces of Parma, Modena and Bologna, causing severe damage to fields. Orchards in the Ravenna area were devastated, where gusts of wind toppled greenhouses, uprooted trees and snapped dozens of rows of vines. The region had already been hit by severe storms in May, causing damage worth 12 billion euros.

Strong storms had already hit northern Italy on Friday. The Lombard province of Cremona was particularly affected.