The death toll from the flood that hit Tuscany has increased to eight, the authorities of the Italian region announced on Tuesday. The body of a wanted 84-year-old man was found in the province of Prato.
Catastrophic floods hit Tuscany last week. Eight people died as a result of the disaster, the authorities of the Italian region announced on Tuesday. The body of a wanted 84-year-old man was found in the province of Prato. Earlier, we wrote about seven people killed.
Flood in Tuscany. The cleaning operation is ongoing
In the areas of Prato, Florence, Livorno, Pistoia and Pisa, an operation is underway to clean up tons of mud and remove damage caused by the flood. Losses in the region were estimated at around half a billion euros. Many volunteers provide help, including local high school students who exchanged their study days for work cleaning the streets and flooded houses. In the town of Campi Bisenzio near Florence, one of the most devastated by floods, 20 migrants from a nearby accommodation center take part in the action. Police officers who help the people of Tuscany on their days off also joined in.
The Italian fire brigade reported that it carried out 5,800 interventions in five days.
As the Italian news agency ANSA writes, the flood caused by heavy rainfall in Tuscany is another extreme weather phenomenon that has hit the country. According to ecologists, it is related to climate change caused by human activity.
– Italy’s fragility in the face of climate change will be enormous, European Commissioner for the Economy and former Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Sunday.
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