Declarada emergência de seca no norte da Itália
July 5, 2022 -
A Itália declarou o estado de emergência em áreas em redor do rio Pó,
que estão a sofrer a pior seca em 70 anos. Roma atribuiu €36,5 milhões para ajudar a enfrentar a escassez de água.
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.