By Federico Cornetto
This is the terrifying moment a violent storm swiped chairs and tables away from restaurants’ patios and across a street.
Chef Oleksandr Grabar, 26, filmed the apocalyptic scene taking place in Pallanza, Italy, on August 12.
As a thunderstorm hit the small town on Lake Maggiore, strong downburst winds ravaged local shops, scattering restaurants’ facilities across the streets.
According to Oleksandr, the heavy weather resulted in damaged roofs and cars, uprooted trees and several restaurants’ patios being dismantled.
Oleksandr said: “The weather in this area is always unpredictable as we are at the foot of the Alps and by a big lake, so we are used to sudden bursts of bad weather.
“Nevertheless, this was an unusual and scary spectacle.”