Green shirt, blue pants and rubber boots: the Prime Minister -in a video circulating on social networks- is filmed while she is in the street and talking with some citizens of the flooded areas. “Hello good morning. You are very good, ”she tells him, addressing a man who met her in the town of Ghibullo (Ravenna), as heard in a short video posted on Facebook. The objective of the visit -as she herself announced- is to personally learn about the situation away from the spotlight. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Galeazzo Bignami, visited the suburbs of Forlì, Faenza and then the surroundings of Ravenna. The President of the Emilia-Romagna Region Bonaccini and Prime Minister Meloni met in the early afternoon in Forlì to discuss the emergency due to bad weather in Emilia-Romagna. They later visited an affected area in Faenza.
“The sun has finally risen. The situation is improving: we still have some areas, particularly in the Ravenna area, the lower ones, which are flooded. In Cesena, the city is really cleaning up and, in my opinion, tomorrow night night, it will be cleaned, if not everything, then almost everything”. This was stated by the president of the Emilia-Romagna Region, speaking directly from Cesena to the transmission ‘L’ Indignato Speciale’ on Rtl 102.5, Stefano Bonaccini.
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15.29 – Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni spent the afternoon visiting, with a very small delegation, the cities of the Forlì and Ravenna areas, especially affected by floods. After landing at Rimini airport, she drove to see the damage caused by the flooding.
15.04 – Tomorrow, after five days of suspension, teaching activities will resume in all Cesena schools, with the exception of upper secondary schools. This was decided by the Administration of the city of Romagna
14.43 – .“Nobody knows where Prime Minister Meloni is today and I think that’s a very valuable piece of information because we need everything now except catwalks with queues.” of hundreds of people”: to say that it is the mayor of Ravenna, Michele De Pascale, at the end of the meeting in the Prefecture with the head of the national civil protection, Fabrizio Curcio, which was also attended by the president of the Romagna recovery consortia, Stefano Francia.
14.37 – There are 622 closed roads, of which 225 are partially closed and 397 totally closed in Emilia-Romagna by landslides and floods. There are 236 in Bologna, 201 in the province of Forlì-Cesena, 139 in the province of Ravenna and 46 in the Rimini area.
14.21 – With the progressive cleaning of the flooded areas, the number of people evacuated decreases: they are (data updated at 12) they are 26,324. About ten thousand people who were displaced yesterday were able to return to their homes. Most of the evacuees, 19,500, are in the Ravenna area, then 4,918 in the province of Forlì-Cesena and 1,906 in the Bologna area. Of these, 5,370 (including about 4,000 in the Ravenna area, 734 in the Bologna area, 632 in the Forlì-Cesena area and 4 in the Rimini area) are accommodated in hotels and in structures established by the Municipalities: schools, arenas and gymnasiums; the rest have found alternative accommodations (second home, friends and relatives). 43 Municipalities continue to be affected by the floods and, in terms of hydrogeological instability, around 305 landslides concentrated in 54 Municipalities are active.
13.00 Four trucks with ninety quintals of material delivered to Forlì, to help the people affected by the floods these days, plus a special message of solidarity. It is the result of the day organized by Usmia Carabinieri and Siulp Modena: in the rain, many went to the food collection center in Modena, bringing basic necessities.
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12.59 “Work continues on the Emilia-Romagna canal, the Cer, both to reverse its course to make its waters flow towards the Po, and to use it as an accumulation deposit”: this is what the municipal councilor for civil protection told ANSA, Gianandrea Baroncini, explains the works that the municipal administration of Ravenna has been carrying out for days “in an attempt -he underlines- to lighten the recovery channels present in the city”.
12.49 – The alert level in Emilia-Romagna does not go down: civil protection, in fact, has also renewed the red alert for tomorrow on the areas affected by bad weather in recent days. He Red code in Bologna and Romagna It is linked to the serious hydrogeological and hydraulic problems already present in the area and derived from the events of recent days. However, scattered light showers are expected tomorrow. No significant increases in river levels are expected. The danger of landslides remains very high.
12.16 “I sincerely renew my closeness to the population of Emilia Romagna, affected by the floods of recent days.” Pope Francis said it at the Regina Caeli in St. Peter’s Square, recalling that Laudato Si’ Week begins today.
12.11 In Barge, the city in the province of Cuneo that registered the most rain yesterday, 189 mm, the bridge over the Ghiandone stream has been closed since yesterday, having already reached the danger level yesterday morning. “There are some microslides, especially on Mount Bracco – reports Maurizio Rasetto, municipal councilor for civil protection – but for the moment we don’t have major problems. The rivers have obviously grown and some bealeras have emerged, but it seems that now the rain has stopped calm down”.
11.36 The inhabited nucleus of Ribordone, a town of about seventy inhabitants in the valley of the same name in the province of Turin, is isolated due to the fall of some rocks on the road.
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10:57 “The sun has finally risen. The situation is improving: we still have some areas, particularly in the Ravenna area, the lower ones, which are flooded. In Cesena, the city is really cleaning up and, in my opinion, tomorrow night night, it will be cleaned, if not everything, then almost everything”. This was stated by the president of the Emilia-Romagna Region, Stefano Bonaccini, speaking directly from Cesena to the broadcast ‘L’ Indignato Speciale’ on Rtl 102.5.
10.39 The situation related to the ongoing flood emergency was monitored throughout the night and currently appears substantially unchanged. This is how the Municipality of Ravenna makes it known through the daily update of the institutional website. Adding that “the level of the channels is stable”.
10.26 After yesterday’s strong storm, the damages in the Aeolian Islands are recorded, while interventions have already begun to make safe and restore the road system that had been closed in various areas of the islands due to the invasion of brackish water, stone crushed and various debris. began.
10.25 After reaching the danger level, 4 meters high, the Po flooded this morning in Villafranca Piemonte, on the border between the provinces of Cuneo and Turin. Floods also occurred in the village of Cardè.
9.50 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
9.35 It continued to rain throughout the night in many areas of Piedmont and this morning the Po river exceeded the danger level, in Carignano and Villafranca, in the Turin area. The most abundant rainfall in the Cuneo area: the Arpa weather station in Barge recorded more than 300 millimeters of rain in three days.
9.15 There are about 180 people displaced by the floods who are currently housed in the 4 centers made available by the Municipality of Ravenna.
9.10 Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni will fly to Emilia Romagna, where she is expected around lunchtime for an inspection in the areas affected by bad weather. The Italian state plane, which took off on the night from Hiroshima before the close of the G7 summit, stopped over in Kazakhstan and is now heading to Italy.
9.08 There are two investigations into the helicopter that crashed yesterday morning in Belricetto di Lugo, in the Ravenna area, between a flooded field and a road covered in mud. One, the two local newspapers reported, was launched by ENAC, the national body for civil aviation. And the other was opened by the prosecutor Angela Scorza who ordered the confiscation of the sinister. Two criminal hypotheses under consideration: culpable injuries and aeronautical disaster, in the first instance against unknown persons
9.06 The state road 16 “Adriatica” is temporarily closed to traffic, in both directions, between km 171 and km 173, in Cervia, in the province of Ravenna.
9.04 Firefighters carried out almost 4,000 interventions in Emilia Romagna. There are 1,121 men involved in rescue operations
8.41 At 8:00 a.m. on the A14 Bologna-Taranto the section between Faenza and Forlì was reopened, opening up three lanes to Ancona and two lanes to Bologna.
In Bologna the press conference of Salvini and Piantedosi. “The Imola GP could recover in 2026,” says the deputy prime minister. The Minister of the Interior: “To date there have been no major episodes of looting, the problem will now come with the withdrawal of water” (ANSA)
A “desperate situation” in a vast territory in the hills of Emilia Romagna, which runs from Bologna to Cesena almost to Rimini as a result of “land bombardment” after the flood. To count ANSA is the regional president of the Order of Geologists, Paride Antolini. “We have always had excellent cartography of existing landslides, but now the increase in phenomena in recent days has distorted the cartography and we are also recording events in unforeseen areas,” explains Antolini, speaking of “many roads that have disappeared due to complete and will never even be repairable, with a track that needs to be completely redone”. In addition, many houses are isolated and so are the farms. “The Apennines, of soft rocks, have shown all their fragility – continues the expert -, in the In the hills of Cesenate, the situation is difficult. I think that in the most affected municipalities it will be difficult to foresee the trips throughout this summer.” A situation, he continues, “that at 63 years of age I would never have imagined seeing or experiencing. This, says Antolini, is too much even for a geologist. It’s a mess here.”
Bad weather in Emilia Romagna, Passo del Carnaio road destroyed
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