A heavy storm has hit large parts of Italy and cost several lives.

The Civil Protection issued a red alert – the maximum level – this morning for the regions of Abruzzo, Liguria, Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige.
Four men died in the southern region of Calabria.
They were killed near the city of Crotone by a landslide when they tried to repair a pipe destroyed by the storm, police reported Sunday news agencies.
At the port of Catanzaro in Calabria at the toe of Italy, the fire department found a dead man after a sailboat had been carried away by the current.
Storms and heavy rain also hit Sardinia and the island of Corsica. The weather services measured there gusts with wind speeds of up to 120 kilometers.

Schools across the Veneto region, including Venice, are scheduled to be closed on Monday due to local floods. The famous St. Mark’s Square was already flooded

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