The latest live news on the flooding in Emilia Romagna: today’s updates, Friday 26 May 2023. The emergency continues: new red and orange weather alert day for flood risk, between the affected areas the Romagna Riviera and the province of Bologna.
The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, flew by helicopter over the areas affected by the flood accompanied by Giorgia Meloni and the president Stefano Bonaccini then a press point at Bologna airport. “I came here to tell you: ‘tin bota'”, she said in von der Leyen dialect.
A new CDM has extended the state of emergency to the municipalities most affected by bad weather in the Marche and Tuscany. Measures and aid for “over two billion euros” have already been launched. Tension over the name of the commissioner for reconstruction, compact center-right against Bonaccini.
The flood damages have been estimated at around 7 billion euros, with 15 dead and more than 20,000 displaced.
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Emilia Romagna flood 2023
The red alert still remains today in the areas of Emilia Romagna affected by the flood
One more red weather alert for the eleventh consecutive day, in the areas most affected by the floods that devastated Emilia Romagna last week. According to the Civil Protection, the level of attention remains high due to the high risk hydraulic And hydrogeological in the low hills and plains of Romagna, the coast of Romagna and the plains of Bologna (the latter touches, in addition to the Bolognese area, the provinces of Ferrara and Ravenna). The alert will remain valid for 24 hours, until midnight on Saturday 27 May.