Huge waterspout descends from sky to an Italian coastal town of Genoa

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  • Evgeny Drokov and his family were on vacation and enjoying the coast of Genoa in Italy
  • Out of nowhere, a massive water tornado descended from the sky and hit the water
  • Drokov was able to capture the amazing moment in a series of snaps and was shared online.

GENOA, Italy – A tourist was able to capture an amazing moment when a giant water tornado descended from the sky and hit the coast of a town in Italy.

Evgeny Drokov, 41 years old and a tourist from Russia, was on holiday in Genoa, Italy with his family, when the tornado, known as a waterspout, suddenly occurred over water.

Ruth Doherty of Travel AOI mentioned in her article posted on October 20 that Drokov managed to take a series of snaps showing the stormy skies over Genoa.

The coast was filled by dark, blustery clouds, while the twister hit the ocean with dramatic flashes of lightning and rumbles of thunder.

A report by Sara Malm for Daily Mail posted on October 20 narrated that tornado a developed by a column of air rotating at extreme speed. The column of air reached from a storm cloud to the surface, creating a wind tunnel.

Photo Credit: Cater News Agency
Photo Credit: Cater News Agency

The report added that the speed of a tornado can reach up to 300 miles per hour (480km per hour). They generally last for less than ten minutes, and can travel just a few miles. However, there are extreme recorded cases when a tornado can last for hours.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before! It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, we were about two kilometers away from the tornado on our balcony,” Drokov said as quoted in a report by Daily Star posted October 20.

“It was our last morning of family vacation in Genoa before driving back home. We had been packing the bags, and then the show began! We could see it so well because the apartment house is located on the heel at a distance – there wasn’t much rain at the time, it was pure luck,” the tourist added.