An Italian restaurant was the last building to experience floods last week. A video shows a wave rushing through the glass windows into the building.

She appeared on October 29th in Bagni Maddalena during heavy rains and wind in the coastal town of Arenzano in Italy.

The video shows several workers cleaning up the floor of the business before a wave from afar approaches the building.

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The workers rush to the windows and doors and lean against them to prevent water from entering the interior without much success. The water breaks open the doors and even sweeps some of the staff into the restaurant, with one even jumping into the bar.

Most of them pick up after the wave, but there were some injuries. The historically informed owner Giovonna Damonte was hospitalized with injuries from the broken glass.

"We dried the water near the windows, it seemed like a small wave, and in a second we noticed a tsunami [sic] came, "Damonte told Storyful.

This is one of the many storms that have devastated the country and killed at least 17 people and devastated huge forest areas, according to the Italian civil protection authority.

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Regions from Sicily in the southwest to the northern regions of Trentino and Veneto – around Venice – are affected.

Coldiretti, the association of Italian agricultural companies, said in a statement the recovery will not be easy.

"We need at least a century to return to normality," the statement said.

People who want to stay in the squares and sidewalks of Venice could not because they were immersed in the highest floods the city has experienced in a decade. Walkways on which people could navigate through the city even had to be shut down because the water was so high.

CNN reports that a project known as the Moses Project has been underway for years to protect Venice from severe flooding, but it is still ongoing. A civil protection spokesman told CNN that the project could have reduced the impact of saltwater on some historic sites in Venice.

Damage estimates from the northern Veneto region amounted to more than one billion euros ($ 1.49 million).

With files from Reuters

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