(ANSA) - SCORDIA, 24 OCT - Huge damage due to the bad weather that hit eastern Sicily.
In particular in Scordia, in the Catania area, several cars have been dragged away by the fury of the water that has transformed the streets into flooding rivers.
Almost 150 millimeters of rain fell in the area, an amount that is usually recorded over a few months.
"There is a very strong disturbance in Sicily - says Salvatore Cocina, director of regional civil protection - a storm cell that has already hit Pantelleria and is preparing to reach the areas of Agrigento and Nisseno. Another one. storm cell has already discharged a large amount of rain between Palagonia, Scordia, Militello, Francofonte, causing landslides and flooding and damage to property but fortunately without any injuries. Another cell invests the area of Giarre. The situation is evolving and there we await further phenomena. We are on red alert and over one hundred municipal operational centers are open which are monitoring the situation ".
In various municipalities of Sicily, from Catania to Messina, from Syracuse to Enna, schools of all levels will remain closed tomorrow as a precaution.