Flooding in Italy, France and Germany, winds blowing at a speed of 200 km per hour

2024-05-19 13:41:35 / BOTA ALFA PRESS

Flooding in Italy, France and Germany, winds blowing at a speed of 200 km per

Torrential rain and thunderstorms are lashing northern Italy, France and Germany, while southern Italy has been hit by an unusual heatwave.

Northern Italy was hit by several storms and torrential rains, leaving several regions flooded, including Padua and Vicenza.

Emergency teams have been mobilized, using different means of transport to rescue residents in houses covered by water.

The governor of the Veneto region has described the situation on the ground as a "water bomb". Winds blowing at speeds of 150 to 200 kilometers per hour caused material damage in Borgo Mantovano in Lombardy.

But the situation is quite different in the south of Italy, where an unusual heat wave is reigning as temperatures in Sicily have reached up to 35 degrees Celsius.

In western Germany, torrential rains have caused flooding and landslides in the Saarland.

Saarbrucken and other German municipalities had difficulty evacuating residents, due to rising water levels as a result of heavy rainfall.

Not even in France is the situation better, where Meteo France has placed 39 regions under the yellow flag warning of powerful storms.