A violent thunderstorm hit Sunday at the end of the day in the Veneto region (northeast of Italy), especially in Verona, some streets of which were suddenly flooded by a flood of rain and hail.
The firefighters, who carried out 200 rescue operations, had to intervene in many neighboring municipalities, including Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella, producer of the famous wine. The storm also moved east over the cities of Vicenza and Padua, in the same region near Venice.
Videos posted on social media show particularly impressive footage in Verona, including that of a man attempting to walk down a street with water up to his chest, visibly surprised by the speed of the storm.
Hundreds of trees have collapsed in this area which shows significant material damage but no casualties, according to the police.