More than 400 rescuers from that city and neighboring regions of Lombardy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Emilia-Romagna and Abruzzo participate in civil defense operations and help displaced and those who have suffered, according to the newspaper La Stampa this Saturday. indicates to.
In the past few hours, rescue teams managed to retrieve the bodies of an 80-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl who were dragged by a stream of water and mud that flooded streets and homes in several cities. They were washed away in the Misa river after heavy rain last Friday.
The search continues for two in the commune of Barbara and another in Fabriano, including a child under the age of eight, but experts do not rule out the possibility that there are other victims of the devastation.
Regional health adviser Filippo Saltamartini said what happened was a real catastrophe, with some 2,600 calls to ask for help, as water dragged many citizens away.
Massimiliano Fazzini, an expert at the Italian Society for Environmental Geology (Sigia), said in just six hours it rained the equivalent of three months of rain in March.
Fazzini confirmed that this autumn “will be dramatic, marked by the violence of storms, as the sea is still very warm and, when cold currents arrive, catastrophic rainfall occurs.”
Barbara’s Mayor Marco Pasqualini announced to the press that “we hope that the waters that still flood the streets of that city will go down again” to proceed with these works, and announced that “today I of the Canine Unit”.
On the afternoon of 16 September, the Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, visited the city most affected by the disaster, Pianello d’Ostra, where he assessed the damage and reaffirmed the government’s support for the recovery of the declared area. state of emergency.
The Meteorological Department is maintaining a state of alert for the entire region where heavy rain, lightning storms, wind gusts and tidal waves are likely in the coming hours.