Italy’s Prime Minister Visits Flood-Hit Region
Giorgia Meloni, the prime minister of Italy, has visited to the flood-stricken northeast region. Fourteen people have died, and Ms. Meloni departed the G7 conference in Japan early as a result of the catastrophe. On May 23, the prime minister is anticipated to call a cabinet meeting to discuss emergency funding for the afflicted Emilia-Romagna area.
Giorgia Meloni told reporters in Ravenna, Italy, « Tragedy has befallen, but we will be able to recover swiftly, » as reported by Reuters. She claimed that because of the size of the damage, it was challenging to calculate the financial impact. Ms. Meloni continued, « We will find the resources, » indicating that Italy could submit a request to the EU’s catastrophe solidarity fund.
According to local authorities quoted by AFP, 36,000 people have been forced to leave the area because of the nonstop rain, while just about 10,000 have been able to go back home. Farmers in the area who cultivate wheat and fruit like apricots and cherries were particularly hard struck by the unusual weather, which dumped six months’ worth of rain in 36 hours.