Strong flood in the Marche, there are victims and missing


A strong flood struck during the night in the Marche, affecting many towns and the city of Senigallia. There are 6 victims and 3 missing

A strong flood hit the Marche hinterland and in particular the town of Cantiano, where the situation is dramatic due to the flooding of the Misa river. The Civil Protection does know. 7 would be dead in the province of Ancona. Four of the six victims are in Ostra, one in Trecastelli and one in Barbara. There are fears that they may be missing. “My closeness goes to the people of this country so badly hit”, says Lucia Annibali, a parliamentarian from the Marche region. Meteonetwork talks about the ongoing flood between northern Umbria and the Marche, in the area a self-healing v-shaped storm is bringing heavy rainfall. There are accumulations up to 420mm of rain.

In Cantiano, Sassoferrato, Arcevia and Serra Sant’Abbondio the situation is very serious. The flooding of the Sanguerone torrent near Sassoferato generated devastating effects. Currently incalculable damage also in the hinterland of Pesaro-Urbino and Ancona, where some bridges collapsed and some houses and businesses destroyed. Whole areas have been without electricity for hours.

According to thecouncilor of the Marche region with responsibility for Civil Protection Filippo Saltamartini, reached by RaiNews24, “everything was done to reach people with whom we were in telephone contact but who were not reachable by land, such heavy rains were not expected in the valley of the Misa river”.

The mayor of Senigallia Massimo Olivetti has ordered, for today and tomorrow, the closure of schools of all levels, services for 0-3 year olds, disabled day centers, alzheimer day center, afternoon sprout center and all facilities sportsmen. The museums and the Antonelliana library will also be closed; all scheduled events are canceled. On the same days, vaccination activities scheduled and planned in via Po are suspended.

The story from Senigallia

According to the testimony of a citizen of Senigallia, “the disaster was mainly in the neighboring hamlets. However, the Misa, whose bottom was so dry until the day before yesterday, had grown enormously last night and it is feared that the flood that came from the mountain could make it overflow “.

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Last night’s flood, he adds, comes at the end of “an extraordinarily hot and dry summer, followed by extreme climatic phenomena. Everything as expected. But the day after tomorrow nobody will care anymore and will not put pressure on the political class to face the climate crisis…. ”.

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