Thursday, July 16, 2015

Tornado in Veneto, Italy: Spirit of Unity and Solidarity has Infected the Riviera del Brenta

After the tornado's rage: 17th century Villa Santorini Toderini Fini
Photo by Dario Rigoni

Just after 5 p.m. on July 8, 2015 the sky over Mira, Italy, turned charcoal-grey and thunder rumbled in the distance. The storm we had been told would break the insufferable humidity and high temperatures that had suffocated the Veneto Region and most of Italy for days was on its way.

I tucked the garden chairs under their table, quickly watered my precious potted lemon tree, hoping the wet soil would anchor it against possible winds. I'd experienced harsh summer storms in the past in Mira--my hometown for the last 28 years...please continue reading my post as published in The Huffington Post - Impact:

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