Storm causes damage in Rome

epa08003314 Workers remove an uprooted tree that crashed on parked cars in the Ragusa square in Rome, Italy, 17 November 2019. Bad weather with strong winds caused damage in Rome, with emergency services having to respond to some 200 weather related incidents. EPA-EFE/ANGELO CARCONI

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Workers remove an uprooted tree that crashed on parked cars in the Ragusa square in the Italian capital Rome on Sunday morning.

Bad weather with strong winds caused damage in Rome, with emergency services having to respond to some 200 weather related incidents.

Several Italian cities were on high alert on Sunday after heavy rain overnight, including Venice where residents and tourists were braced for another exceptional high tide.

The city, which suffered its worst flooding in 50 years on Tuesday, will face a high tide at around 160 cm (5.25 feet) at 1200 GMT, the city’s centre for forecasting tides said.

Authorities in Florence and Pisa were also closely monitoring the Arno river, whose water levels rose rapidly in the night due to heavy rain.

 

Photos: EPA-EFE/ANGELO CARCONI

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