When streets swirl in rivers: hallucinogenic images of storms in Sicily | Abroad

Heavy rains have caused much misery in southern Italy, and Sicily in particular. Shops were flooded and cars washed up along the road. The streets became round the rivers, sweeping everything in their path.

Catania, the second largest city in Sicily, has been particularly hard hit. The city is completely submerged in water. Streets and squares turned into swirling bodies of water. Hundreds of motorists got stuck, just as shopkeepers who sadly watched their life’s work fall prey to the rising waters.

Water and mud also entered Garibaldi Hospital. There is a power outage in the city center. “The situation is very serious,” said Alessandro Porto of the Civil Defense. “A lot of people have had to leave their homes and the firefighters are short of hands.” Schools in the city will remain closed for the time being.

Monday is it The dead body of a 67-year-old man was found After he and his wife were swept away by torrential rains in Scordia, near Catania. Still searching for a woman.

The fire service said it carried out more than 580 rescue operations in Sicily and Calabria.

According to Antonio Sano, director of the Meteorological Service of Italy, the hurricane that hit southern Italy has ballooned into a hurricane, with winds exceeding 100 kilometers per hour. The bad weather is expected to continue until the end of the week.

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