Hail 'as big as oranges' prompts state of emergency on Italy's Adriatic coast (VIDEOS)

Jul 11 2019, 2:55 pm

At least 18 people were injured by hail following a massive storm on the Adriatic coast, in Italy, on Wednesday.

According to local reports, the giant hail were as big as oranges, and was accompanied by rain and flooding in the Pescara region.

The hail reportedly also damaged cars, smashed windows, and roofs along the coast.

Pescara mayor Carlo Masci declared a state of emergency after Wednesday’s storm.

“The situation is emergency, all civil protection volunteers, municipal technicians and private companies have been deployed. Immediately after the hailstorm I heard the president of the regional council, who had activated for the declaration of a state of emergency,” he said to local media, according to Google Translate.

Videos and photos on social media showed the size of the hail, and the flooding on Pescara’s streets.