A violent hailstorm hit the town of Fidenza, northwest of Parma, Italy, on July 26, 2021, damaging hundreds of vehicles and bringing traffic on a highway between Milan and Naples to a standstill. A number of people were injured, mainly by glass shards from cracked windows.

Rain, hail, and very strong winds have created considerable damage in an area that goes from the river Po to Salsomaggiore Terme, passing through Colorno, San Polo di Torrile and Fidenza, IlMeteo reports.

Some buildings were roofed off by the wind, hundreds of houses from which the tiles flew to the ground, while the hail damaged hundreds of cars.

Residents reported hail as large as 10 cm (3.9 inches) in diameter.