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Violent hailstorm in Pescara and on part of the Abruzzo coast, with grains as big as oranges. Eighteen people so far ended up in the emergency room in Pescara for their injuries: among them a pregnant woman, with wounds to her face and head.

Patients have reported bruises and wounds, mainly to the head, and they are all to be sutured. And the violence of hail has done much damage throughout the city, with damaged roofs, windshields and smashed windows.

After having struck Pineto and Silvi (Teramo) late morning, the strong storm hit Pescara, accompanied by a long hail with grains up to 5 centimeters in diameter. There are numerous disruptions to the circulation even in the hinterland, with long queues on the highway from Teramo to the sea where cars are stopped due to poor visibility.

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Reported also in Venafro, in Molise, hailstones as big as ping pong balls that have damaged roofs and cars. The whole thing lasted only a few minutes, but with very strong intensity.

And in the morning the hail also lashed the Emilia-Romagna region with heavy repercussions in the fields from Piacenza to Rimini: the crops of tomatoes and maize in the Piacenza area, cereals in the Bolognese area and nectarine peaches in Romagna, suffer damage.

One woman was injured in Milano Marittima instead, in the Ravenna area, where a wind and rain storm in the morning brought down several pine trees and road signs. The woman is hospitalised, but she would not be in danger. Some roads closed. And always in the Ravenna area the bad weather of the morning caused heavy inconveniences to the rail traffic.

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The day is confirmed in terms of bad weather in most of Italy, with many regions hit by new storms. Civil protection has issued an orange weather warning for storm risks in central-southern Tuscany. 

Yellow alert instead in most of Lombardy, in Veneto, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, the rest of Tuscany, Marche, Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise, northern Campania, Basilicata, Calabria and Puglia. 

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A further perturbation of Atlantic origin will bring a marked deterioration on the central regions, especially those of the Adriatic side, arriving then also in the South. In many cities from Naples to Livorno will remain closed public parks and summer centers.

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