A tornado has left eight people injured, one seriously, in southern Italy close to the city of Caserta, north of Naples.
The whirlwind on Monday night also caused severe damage across several nearby towns, uprooting trees and knocking over business and road signs and lamp posts.
The tornado swept across the Caserta area for around half an hour from 7 pm, with wind speeds reaching 220 km/h.
A lorry parked at a service station was upturned by the strong winds, while six parked caravans were also thrown through the air, obstructing part of the nearby A1 motorway. Authorities closed off the affected part of the road to traffic for several hours.
The worst hit areas were San Nicola la Strada, where all eight injuries were reported, as well as San Marco Evangelista, Marcianise, and San Tammaro, the Ansa newswire reported.
In San Nicola la Strada, two kilometres south of Caserta, a large sign for fast food restaurant Burger King fell on parked cars, causing severe damage but no injuries. According to CasertaNews, several balconies were also ripped off buildings.
Schools were closed on Tuesday in Maddaloni, a Caserta town of around 40,000 inhabitants, while checks on buildings were carried out.
Study: Tornado outbreaks are increasing – but scientists don’t understand why. A coauthor of this paper states “What’s pushing this rise in extreme outbreaks is far from obvious in the present state of climate science.”
Recently other climate scientists were saying hurricane Harvey “should serve as a warning”, as they continue to push the man-made climate change/global warming lie. They are not considering the importance of atmospheric dust loading and the winning Electric Universe model in their research. Such information and much more, are explained in the book Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection by Pierre Lescaudron and Laura Knight-Jadczyk.
The accumulation of cometary dust in the Earth’s atmosphere plays an important role in the increase of tornadoes, cyclones, hurricanes and their associated rainfalls, snowfalls and lightning. To understand this mechanism we must first take into account the electric nature of hurricanes, tornadoes and cyclones, which are actually manifestations of the same electric phenomenon at different scales or levels of power.
Increasing cometary and volcanic dust loading of the atmosphere (one indicator is the intensification of noctilucent clouds we are witnessing) is accentuating electric charge build-up, whereby we can expect to observe more extreme weather and planetary upheaval as well as awesome light shows and other related mysterious phenomena.