Updated: 11/25/2018 9:08:41 AM
A large tornado hit Rocca di Neto, province of Crotone, Calabria region around 11:30 UTC (12:30 LT) on November 25, 2018, causing significant infrastructural damage and leaving several people injured. This is the second tornado to hit the province in 5 days.
The twister caused considerable damage to the Le Spighe shopping center and nearby houses, local authorities said. Serious damage was also reported between Botricello and Cropani Marina.
Updated: 11/21/2018 8:24:02 AM
At least 3 tornadoes formed in southern Italy on November 20, 2018, bringing the total annual count to 45. One of the tornadoes swept through a residential area in the province of Crotone, destroying roofs of homes and businesses and injuring people.
"The vortex could be seen a few kilometers away from the provincial capital, sparking fear among residents," Italian news agency Ansa reports.
Two more large and damaging twisters were reported in the region. One of them hit Taurisano, Lecce, while another swept through Roccabernada and Cutro, Crotone, destroying roofs of homes and businesses and shattering windows of a train, resulting in injuries among passengers.
Updated: 11/21/2018 3:13:02 AM
A tornado has left eight people injured, one seriously, in southern Italy close to the city of Caserta, north of Naples.
The whirlwind on Monday night also caused severe damage across several nearby towns, uprooting trees and knocking over business and road signs and lamp posts.
The tornado swept across the Caserta area for around half an hour from 7 pm, with wind speeds reaching 220 km/h.
The worst hit areas were San Nicola la Strada, where all eight injuries were reported, as well as San Marco Evangelista, Marcianise, and San Tammaro, the Ansa newswire reported.
Critical situation in the Crotone area where between the night and early morning a violent stationary and self-regenerating thunderstorm broke down which caused quite a few problems. What's more, the storm has given life to a tornado that has crossed the inland Crotone causing many damage
Published Tuesday, November 20, 2018
A huge waterspout has recorded moving from the sea and hitting Italy's south-western city of Salerno.
Eyewitnesses said the whirling column of air and water lifted containers in the city's port area. There were no reports of any injuries.
The rare phenomenon was observed at about 15:00 local time (14:00 GMT), officials say.
Footage of Tuesday's waterspout has been widely shared on social media, with some users describing the vortex as "incredible".
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