emergency a Catania. There are entire neighborhoods without water or electricity. A task force immediately took action to deal with the consequences of the infernal heat caused by the blackouts and has blocked several areas of the city.
crisis unit in action
More than 400 technicians work, who have also come from other regions, of which about 200 are from third-party companies. To limit the inconvenience to citizens, while waiting for a normal situation to be restored, 5 Power Plants and 40 Generator Sets are systematically used for emergency power supply.
The trigger for the serious inconvenience is the heat: the electrical network cables, in fact, are not capable of withstanding the more than 50 degrees of burning asphalt and that is why they break down. And without electricity there is also no water supply.
He Mayor Enrico Trantino activated the Municipal Operations Center at the municipal headquarters of Civil Protection to try to implement solutions to face the heat emergency (Coc). The crisis unit is monitoring the situation in the city.
For Monday, July 24, the Minister of Civil Protection, Nello Musumecihas convened a summit where they will discuss which path to take to fix the situation of lack of drinking water.
The meeting will take place in the Catania prefecture at 9:30 a.m. and will be attended, in addition to the prefect and the mayor Enrico Trantino, the head of the national civil protection department Fabrizio Curciothe regional leader Salvo Cocina, military leaders and representatives of Enel Distribuzione and Sidra.
Nello Musumeci: “Solve the problem as soon as possible”
“The problem must be solved as soon as possible, which complicates the already difficult situation due to the high temperatures that plague the city with more than 45 degrees: we will see what can be done. I decided to immediately accept the appeal addressed to me by the mayor, in agreement with the prefect and the Region”, said the minister.
The governor also expressed his opinion on the emergency Renato Schifani who called for “an extraordinary commitment of It’s in the to solve the emergency created by the hundreds of breakdowns in the electrical network caused by the exceptional heat wave and by the overloads of the air conditioning systems”.
Mayor Trantino: “Tax Enel to speed up”
“First of all, we have once again imposed on Enel Distribuzione that it speed up electrical restoration interventions throughout the city as much as possible, demanding specific times for solutions that in any case must be immediate, to revive a city that was on its knees through no fault of our own, more than it already was due to the airport fire.” Then the mayor Enrico Trantino.
“In concert with the councilors and those in charge of the different branches of the municipal administration -continued the mayor- we have prepared an ordinance to prevent the effects of the heat waves that are expected in the coming days to support the most fragile subjects with specific actions that can withstand the most extreme conditions of discomfort”.
Problems also in other areas of Sicily. “HE Enel technicians I have been at work since yesterday – explained the mayor of Syracuse Francesco Italia – Unfortunately, excessive electrical load is the main cause of interruptions. We are in constant contact with Enel and have alerted the volunteer forces in advance to be able to support fragile and needy citizens.”