The firefighters and Civil Protection teams continued the search for the three missing persons throughout the night without success.among them an 8 year old boyafter the floods that occurred in the region of The Brandsin central Italy, and which have caused 10 fatalitiesenormous damage and the loss of their homes by several hundred people.
The government delegation in Ancona confirmed last night the tenth victim, so three people are still missing: an 8-year-old boy, a 56-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man from the town of Arcevia, who was swept away while driving by the flood of the Misa River.
Teams of firefighters from other regions of the country also work tirelessly to assist displaced people and people whose homes are uninhabitable by water and mudas well as to free roads from tree trunks washed away by water.
Many of the 300 firefighters in rescue operations walked the streets with water up to their waistswhile others collected in rubber boats the survivors they found on their way.
Helicopters have rescued seven people in remote villages in the Apennines, the mountain range that forms the backbone of central Italy.
At the moment, they count 150 homeless peoplemost in Sinigaliabut the number will grow during the days as many stayed at the homes of family and friends.
It was also reported that in recent hours there has been a return to resume water supply that had been cut off in many of these localities.
The first Minister, Mario Draghi, visited the affected areas this Friday and expressed closeness to the populations, in addition to the announcement of the declaration of state of emergency and the arrival of the first 5 million grants.
“It is a disaster. We will do everything possible”he said during a visit to Pianello di Ostra, the town that recorded the greatest damage and 4 fatalities.
Today the greatest concern is for the weather, since a new wave of bad weather and it has been decreed yellow alert status throughout the Marche region.
In the province of Ancona “400 mm of rain fell in two or three hours, half of what it rains in a year in the Region. It was an extremely intense event. Probably the heat of these days, colliding with a cell of cold air, has caused such violent phenomena”, explained the experts.
“It wasn’t a water bomb, it was a tsunami”
The statements correspond to the mayor of Barbara, Riccardo Pasqualiniabout the sudden downpour that hit his town in the Marche region, near the Adriatic Sea, on Thursday night.
“It was an extreme event, more than exceptional”said the climatologist Massimiliano Fazzini to state TV. He said that he based his calculation on the amount of rain that fell, concentrated in four hours and mostly during a period of 15 minutes.
In the span of a few hours, the region received the rainfall it usually receives in six months, state TV reported.
(With information from EFE and AP)
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