Man Dies as Mediterranean Hurricane Batters Southern Italy

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Firefighters are walking successful  Scordia, italy on Oct. 25, 2021. (Fire brigade handout/Reuters/Screenshot via NTD)

Firefighters are walking successful Scordia, italy on Oct. 25, 2021. (Fire brigade handout/Reuters/Screenshot via NTD)

PALERMO, Sicily—Fierce storms battered confederate Italy for a 2nd time connected Monday, sidesplitting astatine slightest 1 person, triggering landslides and leaving roads and fields flooded, constabulary said.

The assemblage of a 67-year-old antheral was recovered successful a citrus grove, acold from wherever helium was past seen aft his car got deed by rising waters and mud, southwest of the Sicilian metropolis of Catania. His woman is inactive missing, exigency services said.

Italian upwind tract Ilmeteo.it said parts of Sicily and the adjacent toed of Italy, Calabria, were being pounded by a uncommon Mediterranean hurricane, known arsenic a Medicane, with winds expected to gust up to 120 kmph (75 mph) aboriginal connected Monday.

The farmers’ relation successful Sicily said successful a connection that much than 300 mm (11.8 inches) of rainfall fell adjacent Catania successful conscionable a fewer hours connected Sunday – astir fractional the mean yearly rainfall connected the Mediterranean island.

The Civil Protection exigency alleviation assemblage issued its highest reddish alert for the bluish extremity of Sicily and confederate Calabria connected Monday, informing of imaginable hazard to beingness and harm to spot successful those areas.

Schools were closed successful a fig of towns and cities, dozens of flights were diverted from the area, and ferry links betwixt the confederate islands were cancelled.

Reuters

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