Areas of Sicily’s east coast experienced flooding as a mediterranean cyclone, known as a ‘Medicane’, moved close to the Italian island on Friday, October 29.
3BMeteo reported that the intense storm will bring winds of over 100 km/h (62 mph) as well heavy rains and storm surges.
Italy’s Department of Civil Protection issued a red alert on Thursday due to the expected severe weather.
Footage posted by Twitter user @lamenteastratta showed flooded streets in the Sicilian town of Augusta. Credit: @lamenteastratta via Storyful