OREANDA-NEWS The red level of the threat is announced in five Italian regions due to the weather that hit the Apennines, the civil defense service of the country said on Sunday evening.

Last weekend on most of the Peninsula were heavy rains, accompanied by thunderstorms and hail in some places."In a number of regions, all services are mobilized in view of the meteorological situation, which will be characterized in most of the territory by heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds," the report said.

Schools have been closed in several regions of the country. Blocked traffic on some roads. During the day, it was reported about the rise of the water level in the river By two and a half meters. Rapidly growing and the water level in the Venetian lagoon, the movement of boats suspended.

The extreme degree of meteorological danger is announced in the North of the country – in the regions of Liguria, Lombardy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia.  Schools will be closed on Monday in Rome, announced the city hall. In the North of the Trentino - Alto Adige region, some local railway lines have been blocked as a precautionary measure.

However, the first victims of bad weather were four residents of the southern region of Calabria. There as a result of the landslide four people were lost. Three of the victims were workers, who on Saturday night carried out emergency work on the sewer network. Except them on a place the local businessman who was engaged in repair of similar infrastructure in the region was lost.

From the ground come the news about the various consequences of heavy rains and strong gusts of wind. There are reports of fallen trees, fallen billboards, problems with rail traffic and flooded streets. Thus, the water level in Venice rose to 115 centimeters, which forced the organizers to cancel the Venice marathon. The authorities of Rome, as well as several other cities and entire regions canceled classes at schools on Monday.