Italy on high alert because of bad weather

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Italian authorities are on high alert for a wave of bad weather that is expected to hit the country in the coming days.

According to meteorologists in the coming hours, and through the weekend, what has been dubbed the “Santa Lucia storm” is expected, a storm that has been described as a sort of “cyclone” that will cross Italy from North to South.

In Rome and Naples the schools will be closed following the weather alert issued by the Civil Protection of the Lazio Region.

Snowfall in Bergamo
Snow in Bergamo, northern Italy. EPA-EFE/Filippo Venezia

The Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi ordered the closure of all schools as well as parks, cemeteries and historic villas.

The Department of Civil Protection warned of storms on eastern Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, especially in the coastal and southern sectors, involving Umbria, Marche, Lazio, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicily, Sardinia and Puglia.



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