Catastrophic flooding in Italy`s northern Emilia-Romagna region has tragically claimed the lives of at least 14 people. This devastating event is estimated to cost Italy 1.5 billion €, with agriculture and farmland bearing the brunt of the destruction. The Coldiretti agricultural association reports that over 5,000 farms have been submerged in water in this region, which is home to the renowned "Fruit Valley," as well as corn and grain fields.
This flood stands as the most severe in Italy over the past century, with half of the annual rainfall accumulating in just 36 hours. The Italian Civil Protection Minister, Nello Musemeci, revealed that certain areas experienced an average of 7.9 inches of rainfall, while other regions recorded a staggering 19.7 inches during the same period. The widespread flooding has triggered approximately 300 landslides, caused 23 rivers to overflow, damaged or destroyed around 400 roads, and affected 42 municipalities with severe flooding. As a result, roughly 15,000 individuals have been compelled to evacuate their homes, and nearly 50,000 residents residing in inundated areas have been left without electricity. First responders are diligently searching for individuals still trapped in the floodwaters. @globalempowermentmissioneur distributed luggage, water, Bombas socks, and hygiene kits with assorted GOOD360 products to those affect by the floods. Special thanks to our mission partners @away @good360usa @bombas @harrogatespring @delta @wetones #italyfloods #gem #gemeurope @majelheart