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Grafik zeigt die vom Notstand betroffenen Regionen.


Dürre Notstand in Norditalien ausgerufen

July 5, 2022 - Italien hat den Notstand in Gebieten rund um den Po ausgerufen, das Land erlebt die schlimmste Dürre seit 70 Jahren, der Po ist stellenweise ausgetrocknet. Die Regierung in Rom hat €36.5 Millionen an Soforthilfe bereitgestellt.

The Po is Italy's longest river which runs for more than 650 km through the wealthy north of Italy. However, many stretches of the waterway have run dry and farmers say the flow is so weak that sea water is seeping inland, destroying crops, according to Reuters.

The government said in a statement that the emergency measures would cover lands that bordered the Po and the water basins of the eastern Alps.

More broadly, it also introduced a state of emergency in five northern regions – Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Piedmont and Veneto, Reuters said.

PUBLISHED: 05/07/2022; STORY: Graphic News