July 27, 2021

Italy will decree tomorrow the state of emergency of the regions affected by the storm

Italy will decree tomorrow the state of emergency of the regions affected by the storm



The Italian Government will tomorrow declare the state of emergency of the regions affected by the storm that has lashed Italy for a week and that has caused 29 deaths, to be able to allocate the necessary financial resources to fix the damages.

The Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, reported today in a hearing in the Chamber of Deputies that tomorrow a Council of Ministers will be held in which "a state of emergency will be declared for all the regions that have asked for it."

Conte confirmed that the Italian Executive, formed by the anti-system Five Star Movement (M5S) and the ultra-right-wing Liga, will allocate 153.3 million euros to face the emergency and to ensure the territory facing new future floods.

He also confirmed that his administration intends to allocate 900 million in the next three years to address the hydrogeological imbalances of the territory.

The Italian Minister of Infrastructure, Danilo Toninelli, quantified on Tuesday in 3,000 million euros the damages caused by the violent storm that has hit the country in recent days and that has caused 29 deaths.

The authorities also look for a missing person in Palermo, on the island of Sicily.

The Italian regions of Veneto, Liguria, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Sicily, Lazio, Sardinia, Calabria, Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Trentino Alto Adige have asked the Italian Government to grant them a state of emergency due to the situation in which are after floods and landslides caused by heavy rains.

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