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A terrible flood torments northern Italy: at least 14 people died, the damage is estimated at billions of euros

Date: April 12, 2024 Time: 18:16:21

Northern Italy has received half a year of rain in the last 36 hours

Photo: REUTERS

The northern regions of Italy remain under water: due to incessant heavy rains, dozens of cities and towns remain in the area of ​​catastrophic flooding.

The danger level in Ravenna remains “red”, that is, the highest. More than 15 thousand residents were evacuated from the city. People are not only settling in safe places, but mobile kitchens are also opened for them to provide them with hot meals.

Ravenna mayor Massimo Isola said he did not rule out even more catastrophic consequences of the flooding, which could trigger landslides. The suburbs of Ravenna are located on the hills, where descents by land are possible.

Terrible floods plague northern Italy

Photo: REUTERS

For the last 36 hours, northern Italy has received half a year’s rain; In the Emilia-Romagna region alone, 14 people died; The damage caused by the flood is already estimated in billions of euros. Rescuers and volunteers are hampered not only by the rain, but also by the mountainous terrain: it is difficult for them to reach the settlements isolated by water, located on the slopes of the mountains.

The northern regions of Italy remain under water

Photo: REUTERS

Almost 7 million people live in areas at high risk of flooding in Italy. In 2014, the government of the republic created a special group to prevent this type of natural disaster, but 4 years later, another cabinet of ministers dissolved this group.

On the websites of the Russian diplomatic missions located in Rome and Milan, there is no information about the Russian citizens affected by the flood.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
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