Deadly avalanche strikes Italy’s Piedmont region

Deadly avalanche strikes Italy’s Piedmont region

Heavy rainfall, snow, and strong winds have battered most of Italy over the past couple of days, culminating in a deadly snow avalanche in the Formazza Valley of the Piedmont region.

Three tornadoes wreak havoc in Northern Italy

Three tornadoes wreak havoc in Northern Italy

Two tornadoes touched down in Lombardy, Northern Italy, on September 22, 2023, affecting regions including Milan, Rho, and Pregnana Milanese. The twisters uprooted trees and and caused damage to structures, impacting both residential areas and transportation services.

Violent thunderstorms spawn unprecedented tornadoes, produce giant hail in Italy

Violent thunderstorms spawn unprecedented tornadoes, produce giant hail in Italy

Italy confronts contrasting weather extremes as violent thunderstorms, accompanied by giant hailstones, struck northern parts of the country on July 24, 2023, leaving two people dead and causing widespread destruction. In contrast, southern Italy grapples with persistent heatwaves, causing wildfires and the temporary closure of Palermo airport.

Violent thunderstorms, large hail and damaging tornado hit Italy

Violent thunderstorms, large hail and damaging tornado hit Italy

On the morning of July 21, 2023, northern Italy was hit by violent thunderstorms, causing severe damage in the province of Milan. Heavy rainfall, large hail, and at least one destructive tornado were reported in the region.

Severe flooding in southern Italy results in 1 fatality, extensive damage

Severe flooding in southern Italy results in 1 fatality, extensive damage

Severe flooding hit the southern Italian province of Avellino on May 25, 2023, specifically, the municipalities of Forino and Montoro, resulting in considerable damage. Firefighters and rescue teams were deployed to carry out numerous interventions, including rescuing families from flooded homes. One person died after a vehicle was swept away by the floods in Celzi, Forino.

Widespread floods hit Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Widespread floods hit Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Heavy rainfall affecting parts of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region since May 2, 2023, caused rivers to rapidly rise and overflow, causing severe floods that claimed at least two lives. Emilia-Romagna Governor Stefano Bonaccini said they are in the process of declaring a state of emergency.