Floods in Italy, the catastrophic death toll

Floods in Italy, the catastrophic death toll

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Thehydrogeological instability in Italyis a drama that has now become the order of the day: only in the first 11 months of 2014 were they affected byfloods9 Regions while in the last 10 years the flooded regions of Italy have been 16!

At the basis there is a bad management of money: just think that only with the sums spent to partially restore the damage caused by floods a defense to thehydrogeological instabilityfor the whole Italian territory.

Floods 2014 in Italy

In 2014 alone, we count 9 regions affected byfloodswith 24 victims. Below is the table indicating the large onesfloods of 2014with the affected localities:

  • January 19, 2014 - the flood in Modena caused one victim and destitute damage to several municipalities.
  • 31 January 2014 - the Pisa flood hit Ponsacco above all, luckily there were no victims.
  • May 3, 2014 - the flood of Ancona which hit Senigallia and Chiaravalle. The budget counts 3 deaths.
  • 8 July 2014 - the flood in Milan.
  • 21 July 2014, the Lucca flood.
  • 2 August 2014, the Treviso flood which saw 4 victims. The most affected locality was Refrontolo.
  • 3-4 September 2014, the Foggia flood with the Gargano area dramatically affected. 2 the victims.
  • 19-20 September 2014, the Bologna flood affected Imola and Alta Romagna in particular.
  • 9-10 October, theflood of Genoa 2014 which, after the tragedy of the flood of 2011 (which caused 6 deaths) was hit again. This time the budget sees a victim.
  • October 13, 2014, the south of the province of Alessandria and Parma were strongly affected by a flood without victims.
  • 13 October 2014, the Trieste flood sees one dead.
  • October 14, 2014, the Grosseto flood sees 2 deaths. The most affected area is that of the Maremma.
  • November 5, 2014, the Massa Carrara flood saw no victims.
  • 11 November 2014, the flood strikes once againGenoa, Biella and Verbania. The death toll is three.
  • 12 November 2014, the flood affects several municipalities between Milan, Cremona and Varese. The victims are three.
  • November 15, 2014, a new flood affects several municipalities of Savona, Alessandria, Milan, Varese and once againGenoa. The victims are 4.

Floods in Italy

The hydrogeological instability in Italy, between 2010 and 2012 alone, it caused damages for 7.5 billion euros *, and more floods: the great floods that hit theItaly they are often the cause of landslides. Over the past 10 years, thefloods in Italythey hit 16 of the 20 regions of our country.

Overall, in Italy, in the last 10 years there have been 93 floods, 287 landslides and 290 victims.

The conditions in which the Italian territory finds itself are so widely at risk of "natural disasters" caused by heavy rains that they represent a constant threat to public safety. A careful analysis of the causes was provided in the report dedicated toHydrogeological instability in Italy.

* economic estimate of the cost ofhydrogeological instability in Italysupplied with the Ance report,National Association of Building Buildersand Cresme, Center for social economic market research for construction and the territory.

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