Heavy winds accompanied with strong rains have killed at least 20 people in Italy this week and destroyed a large area of forests, especially in the north of the country, authorities, reports AFP.
Heavy winds on Thursday caused the uprooting of hundreds of trees in the northeastern Veneto region. "It's like a stage after an earthquake," said district governor Luka Zaya. There are about 160,000 people in this area without electricity.
Two people, an 87-year-old woman and a 62-year-old German tourist, were killed on Friday. The alert level remained high Friday in Veneto, as meteorologists forecast more rain and wind over the weekend.
A historic level of "high water" was recorded Monday in Venice due to bad weather.