Italy declares a state of emergency in five northern regions

Italy declares a state of emergency in five northern regions

The Italian peninsula is facing an unusually early heat wave accompanied by a lack of rainfall, especially in the agricultural plain of Po, which is experiencing its worst drought in 70 years.

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Italy declared a state of emergency in five northern regions, Monday 4th July He announced the launch of a fund of 36.5 million euros to deal with the drought that affected the Poh Plain a few weeks ago.

The Cabinet agreed to declare a state of emergency in Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Veneto and Piedmont until December 31, the government announced in a press release.

The Italian peninsula is facing an unusually early heat wave accompanied by a lack of rainfall, especially in the agricultural plain of Po, which is experiencing its worst drought in 70 years.

The state of emergency aims to give Unusual means and powers To ensure the implementation of the urgent interventions necessary to ensure public security and repair damage to public and private property and the normal living conditions of the population.

According to the country’s largest agricultural union, Coldiretti, drought threatens more than 30% of the national agricultural production and half of the farms in the Po Plain, where Parma pork is especially produced.

Lakes Maggiore and Lake Garda show lower-than-normal water levels at this time of year, while the Tiber, which flows through Rome south, has decreased.

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