The number of people who had to leave their homes due to the floods fell by more than 3,200: at 12 today there were 23,081, the majority, 16,445, in the Ravenna area, then 4,462 in the province of Forlì-Cesena and 2,174 in Bologna. area
Assistance interventions for the population continue 24 hours a day, thanks to all the forces on the ground; 2,663 (of which 2,094 in the Ravenna area, 351 in the Bologna area, 212 in the Forlì-Cesena area and 6 in the Rimini area) are accommodated in hotels and in structures established by the Municipalities: schools, stadiums and gyms; the rest have found alternative accommodations (second home, friends and relatives).
There are still 43 Municipalities affected by the floods and, in terms of hydrogeological instability, at least a thousand landslides are active, of which some 305 are more significant, concentrated in 54 Municipalities.
Monitoring operations continue with detector equipment to further update mapping, including with drones where roads are no longer passable.
Meanwhile, the red alert is also confirmed for tomorrow, but in a smaller area than today, due to hydraulic problems on low hills, plains and the Romagna coast. Orange alert due to hydrogeological criticality in the mountainous areas of Romagna and the Bolognese Apennines, where favorable conditions persist for the development and evolution of landslides that have already been activated in recent days.
No rain is forecast for tomorrow, nor is there an increase in hydrometric levels, which are slowly descending. However, the attention is still high due to the difficulty of disposing of the water that overflows from the water courses and that weighs on the secondary and recovery network.
Regarding traffic, 622 roads remain closed, of which 225 are partially closed and 397 totally. A total of 236 in Bologna, 201 in the province of Forlì-Cesena, 139 in the province of Ravenna and 46 in the Rimini area.
Volunteers in the field
There are 1,629 volunteers working right now in Emilia-Romagna. Of these, 343 are volunteers from Emilia-Romagna, 419 belong to national voluntary organizations and 867 to the regional mobile columns of Trento, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Piedmont, Alto Adige, Lombardy, Lazio, Tuscany, Abruzzo, Liguria, Valle from Aosta and Umbria.
They are joined by volunteers activated, through the National Department of Civil Protection, by the European Mobilization Mechanism. A first contingent of 25 members from Slovakia has already arrived and is currently heading to the Ravenna area.
All people who want to provide active help in areas affected by bad weather should contact the municipalities to better organize the activities.
It should be remembered that, in accordance with the Civil Protection of Emilia-Romagna and the Municipalities, the Hera Group provides an extraordinary waste collection service for the streets affected by the meteorological emergency, with no quantity limit and without prior appointment. As soon as the roads are accessible, Hera activates the collection of bulky waste, WEEE (for example refrigerators, PCs, ovens, televisions, etc.) and other non-differentiable waste. To the extent possible, it is requested to separate the types of waste and expose them on public land, in places accessible to large vehicles (not under trees, porches or overhead wires and not supported by fences).
Calls to the free number 800024662
The toll-free number 800024662, activated by the Region to answer queries related to the flood emergency, 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., has so far received more than 3,054 calls. Among the main requests, who to contact for basic needs and information on mobility, as well as the requests for intervention that have been sent to the competent subjects.
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