Bologna, May 21, 2023 – On another day of Red weather alert for Emilia Romagna hit by the flood this week (15 dead, more than 36,000 displaced and more than 500 roads closed)M by floods (video) and landslides, the damage count continues throughout the region. and today is expected Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni in flooded areas.
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Geologists try to explain why has such a disaster occurred: the answer lies in a series of causes, among which are poor maintenance, the lack of lamination tanks and poor surveillance. Yesterday, the drama within the drama, is also a helicopter crashed in Belricetto di Lugo (video), in the Ravenna area; here I was doing some power line monitoring job (photo). “He was flying at low altitude, and fortunately there are no victims: four injured. The pilot, Roberta Santoni, from Liguria and an Eliossola employee for years, would have attempted an emergency landing.” Two investigations have been opened for culpable injuries and an air disaster. The good news is the great heart of a region that has wasted no time and who immediately prepared to get up. Thousands of volunteers have given their availability: armed with shovels, canoes and boats are trying to clear the streets of mud and carry basic needs, increasingly impossible to trace, families still isolated, without losing The good mood. insured too Lepida servers with maxi barrier.
|8:00||A14, reopened section between Faenza and Forlì closed overnight||
At 8 in the morning on the A14 the section between Faenza and Forlì was reopened, leaving three lanes to Ancona and two lanes to Bologna available for traffic. Currently there are no traffic problems.
|8:05||The Adriatic at Cervia is closed to traffic in both directions||
The Adriatic state highway 16 is temporarily closed to traffic, in both directions, between km 171,000 and km 173,000, in Cervia, in the province of Ravenna. The stretch of road is expected to be closed until 6am tomorrow Monday May 22
|8:30||Musumeci: “Whoever makes a mistake must pay”||
“You don’t play with life. Whoever makes a mistake must pay. It applies to citizens, it must also apply to those who are responsible for the government of the territory”. This was stated by Nello Musumeci, Minister of Civil Protection
|8:45||Prime Minister Meloni addresses the flooded areas||
Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, after leaving Japan overnight to head to areas twisted by bad weather, already made a stopover about 4 hours ago, in Astana, and is now heading to Italy. At lunch time, Meloni should be in Emilia Romagna.
|9:30 a.m.||Coldiretti: 250,000 cattle, pigs and sheep to be saved||Protection, water and food must be guaranteed to the more than 250,000 head of cattle, pigs, sheep and goats raised in the stables of flooded Romagna where there are also some 400 poultry farms, including chickens, laying hens and turkeys and almost 45,000 beehives. of bees, many of which are missing. This is what emerges from the monitoring of Coldiretti in the provinces of Ravenna, Rimini and Forli Cesena|
|9:45||Helicopter crash in Ravenna: two open investigations||
There are two investigations into the helicopter that crashed yesterday in Belricetto di Lugo (Ravenna): one initiated by Enac and another opened by the prosecutor Scorza who ordered the seizure of the incident. Two criminal hypotheses: culpable injuries and air disaster against strangers
|10 a.m.||Bonaccini visiting Cesena||The governor of Emilia Romagna visited the most critical areas of Cesena together with the mayor Enzo Lattuca|
|10:15 a.m.||Monsignor Zuppi: “Caring for our common home through prevention”||
We need “national solidarity to support the commitment to recover Emilia Romagna. And so, no longer putting off and underestimating the urgency, a ‘constituent spirit’ is needed to really start taking care of our common home. Starting from prevention”. Matteo Maria Zuppi said it
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