More than 36,000 people in northern Italy evacuated due to flooding

The number of people evacuated due to flooding in northern Italy has risen to over 36,600. It mainly concerns residents of the province of Ravenna.

About 100 municipalities in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna were damaged, reports the Italian news agency ANSA . At least fourteen people have died there.

The Emilia-Romagna region has experienced severe flooding and landslides from heavy rains this week. In some places the water has still not receded.

It is also raining this weekend. As a result, it is feared that rivers will again overflow their banks.

One person was also killed in the southern city of Reggio Calabria on Saturday. A man died after being hit by a tree that came loose in the strong wind.

Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni leaves the G7 summit in Japan early due to the situation in Italy. She held talks in Hiroshima with, among others, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and French President Emmanuel Macron. Meloni and Macron are said to have strengthened ties after tensions arose between their countries after criticism from a French minister about Rome’s migration policy.

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