Sicilian Town Flooded as 'Medicane' Brings Heavy Rain to Southern Italy

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

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