Tornado in Italy: A Waterspout Blows Through Venice
By Alex Kasdin
Venice — known for its canals, gondolas and history — is not often associated with tornadoes. But, a waterspout, nonetheless, touched down in the famous city Monday morning. The waterspout — a tornado over water — did not hurt anyone, though it certainly caused a commotion. The island of Sant’Elena was hosting an open-air market when the twister appeared, sending people to frantically search for shelter. The waterspout also caused some structural damage throughout the city, blowing away trees, capsizing boats, and tearing off roofs. This was not the first tornado to occur in Venice. One occurred in the city in 2008 and another touched ground in 1970, killing 30 people.