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Strong tornado hits Milano Marittima, giant hail in Abruzzo, Italy

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A strong tornado hit Milano Marittima, near Ravenna, northern Italy on July 10, 2019.

According to ANSA, one woman was hurt and taken to Cesena's Bugalini Hospital in serious. She is not in a life-threatening condition.

Trees were downed, including 200 century-old marine pines, road signs, billboards and other hoardings, as a tornado ripped through the town.

Several streets and roads were closed in the area.

The whole area has been devastated, ilmeteo.it reported… numerous cars were destroyed.

Hail the size of oranges hit Abruzzo, Pescara on July 10, injuring 18 people including a pregnant woman, ANSA reported.

All victims were taken to the town's emergency room with bruises and other injuries, mainly to the head.

Intense hailstorms were also reported in Emilia-Romagna, with severe damage to crops from Piacenza to Rimini. 

The events are a part of severe weather outbreak affecting SE Italy, S Adriatic Sea and S Albania today. 

Image credit Blitzortung

Featured image credit: Cyclone of Rhodes 2020

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