Storms to Hit Central and South Thursday

(ANSA) – ROME, Aug. 31 – Severe thunderstorms will spread from Emilia-Romagna to much of central and southern Italy on Thursday, the civil protection department said Wednesday.

“Weather events will be very intense locally, especially along coastal areas,” it said.

The storm hits Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Marche, Abruzzo, Molise and Campania early Thursday morning and spreads to Puglia, Calabria, Basilicata, especially Tyrrhenia, Sicily, especially the northeast and Aeolian Islands.

The phenomenon is accompanied by very heavy downpours, frequent electrical activity, hail storms, and strong gusts of wind.

Marche, Abruzzo, Lazio, Campania, Umbria, Molise, Basilicata, Puglia, Calabria and parts of Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany and Sicily will have a yellow weather warning on Thursday. It is being considered.

Further widespread flooding and damage to property and crops are expected. (ANSA).

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