news20 maggio 2023

Bad weather in Emilia-Romagna: over 36,000 people in alternative accommodation

The Region has activated a toll-free number to answer citizens' questions - updated at 4:30 PM of May 20

Immagine dell'emergenza maltempo in Emilia Romagna

Rescue and assistance activities to the population and reduction of riverbank breakages. These are the priority objectives on which the interventions of more than 7,500 people of the National Service are working in the areas affected by the bad weather, especially in Emilia-Romagna. They are flanked by technicians and officials from municipalities, provinces, prefectures, territorial authorities and the regional Civil Protection structure.

The teams of technicians continue to work incessantly to restore essential services in areas not affected by flooding and landslides: there are still 300 active landslides in the Apennines and hundreds of interrupted roads in the area affected by the emergency. 

Today has been ordered the evacuation of about 3,000 people from the district of Lavezzola in the municipality of Conselice, in the province of Ravenna due to widespread flooding.
In total, more than 36 thousand people have found alternative accommodation since May 15. Over 8 thousand have been accommodated in hotels in the area and in schools, gyms and sports facilities provided by the municipalities. 

There are 13 victims ascertained by the Prefectures of Bologna, Forlì-Cesena and Ravenna

Citizens can receive timely updates on the evolution of the ongoing emergency by contacting the toll-free number 800 024662 set up by the Emilia Romagna Region and active 7 days a week, from 8 AM to 8 PM.

The red alert on the Romagna and Bologna sectors for hydraulic criticality is confirmed for tomorrow.

The Operational Committee, in permanent session since 16 May at the headquarters of the Civil Protection Department, continues to ensure the coordination of activities in constant liaison with the Emilia-Romagna Regional Operations Centre, the CCS-Centre for Rescue Coordination activated by the Prefectures of Ravenna, Bologna, Forlì-Cesena and Modena and with the Municipal Operations Centres.

Photo source: Emilia Romagna Region