Firefighters and civil defense teams searched for the three missing men throughout the night without success.Among them An 8-year-old boyAfter flood Happened in the area Brandsin central Italy, and it caused 10 deathsMassive damage and hundreds of people lost their homes.
The government mission in Ancona confirmed a tenth death last night, so three people are still missing: An 8-year-old boy, a 56-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man from Arcevia were swept away while driving in the flood waters of the Misa River..
Teams of firefighters from other parts of the country are also working tirelessly Help displaced people and people whose homes are uninhabitable due to water and mudAlso clear the roads of trees that have been washed away by the water.
Many of the 300 firefighters involved in the rescue operation They walked the streets with waist-deep waterOthers collected survivors they found on their way in rubber boats.
Helicopters have rescued seven people in remote villages in the Apennines, the mountain range that forms the backbone of central Italy.
This time, they count 150 homeless peopleMost IdentityBut the number will increase as many stay at the homes of family and friends.
It has also been reported that it has been recovered in recent hours Re-supply of water In many of these areas it is disconnected.
Chief Minister, Mario Draghi, He visited the affected areas this Friday and expressed his closeness to the people Declaration of Emergency And the arrival of the first 5 million grants.
“It’s a disaster. Let’s do everything we can.”He said during a visit to Bianello d’Ostra, the town that recorded the biggest damage and 4 deaths.
Much concern today is about the weather because a A new wave of bad weather And it is ordained Yellow alert status Throughout the march area.
In the province of Ancona “400 mm of rain fell in two or three hours, half of the region’s annual rainfall. It was a very serious event. “Probably the heat of these days, clashing with the cold air cell, may have caused such violent events,” explained the experts.
“It’s not a water bomb, it’s a tsunami”
The reports are consistent with Barbara’s Meyer, Riccardo PasqualiniAbout the torrential downpour that hit his town in the Marche region near the Adriatic Sea on Thursday night.
“This is an extreme case, more than exceptional.”The climatologist said Massimiliano Faccini For Government Television. He said the calculation was based on the amount of rain that fell in four hours and mostly 15 minutes.
Within hours, state television reported that the region received six months’ worth of rain.
(With information from EFE and AP)