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Floods in Italy kill 8 and one F1 GP has to be canceled

Flooding in Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy has killed at least eight people and forced the cancellation of this weekend’s Formula 1 GP in the region. “The number of victims rose to eight,” he said on Wednesday. Priolo, the Vice President of Emilia-Romagna, after the authorities gave the balance of five deaths. The regional president, Stefano Bonacini, spoke of “many disappearances”. Following heavy rains in the area, roads in several towns were inundated with water, and many residents found themselves blocked off and forced to take shelter on the roofs of their homes. According to Civil Defense Minister, Nelo Musumesi, 50,000 people were left without power and some 5,000 were evacuated with the help of air boats and helicopters.

“Nothing will be the same as before, because this process of tropicalization that is now progressing in Africa, I was born here and I had never seen anything like this, this time we were really scared,” said Musumesi. Simona Mattasoni, the owner of the Savio Hotel in Cesena on the coast, told AFP. On Tuesday night like Wednesday, residents around Forli, where the first death was found, had to run barefoot and with water up to their chests, an AFP photographer saw Confirmed. “It is the end of the world,” said Gian Luca Zattini, the mayor of Forlì, in a message on Facebook.- canceled the Formula 1 GP. ..), Competent authorities, affected ministers (…), Emilia -The decision was taken, including the president of the Romagna region, the city’s mayor and the promoter, that the grand prix will not take place at Imola,” F1 promoter Formula One announced in a statement, without specifying whether the race would take place now and after the end of the season. Will be rescheduled in between.

“This is a responsible decision due to the situation in the cities and towns of the region. It would not be appropriate to increase the pressure on local authorities and intervention services in difficult times,” the text continues. “The situation is critical; there are still difficult hours ahead of us,” warned Matteo Gozzoli, mayor of the town of Cesenatico on the Adriatic coast. The Emilia-Romagna region was hit by heavy rains two weeks ago, which caused floods and landslides. Two people were killed. Pressure rising in Italy caused unprovoked flooding on the other side of the Adriatic Sea in Croatia and Bosnia. Deaths so far.ide-ljm/gab/avl/mb

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