Sylvia M misses her son. Mother is desperate.
At least ten people have died in heavy rain and flooding off Italy’s Adriatic coast. The city of Ancona, which is also very popular among tourists, is particularly affected by incessant rains. According to officials, three people have been missing since the storm hit the Marche region on Thursday evening.
Emergency services, including 400 firefighters, were looking for two adults – a man and a woman – and eight-year-old Mattia El* on Saturday morning. It was torn from his mother’s arms during a storm on Thursday evening as they were getting out of their car.
“he wanted to stay away”
“It was supernatural power,” said Sylvia M., the mother of the newspaper “La Repubblica”. * (42) said. His son was resting on the trunk of the tree. “He wanted to stay away. A few seconds, then he disappeared into the darkness.”
Throughout the night, emergency services, including 180 firefighters and civil defense aides, tried to evacuate people in the affected areas. Residents of Misa river communities were asked to either leave their homes or move to higher floors.
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Holocaust situation in Italy
Amateur video shows how rivers sometimes flow meters high through towns. The entire floor was under water, floods and mud swept away the cars. There were pictures of the devastation at the site on Friday morning.
“We have an apocalyptic situation here,” Cantiano Mayor Alessandro Piccini said in a radio interview. “God help us,” Barbara’s mayor wrote on Facebook. Due to the damage, there are frequent power outages at many places and the telephone and mobile networks often come to a standstill.
How much rain in half a year
The Ancona provincial government said the floods were the result of incessant rain in the afternoon. According to meteorologists, after months of drought and drought, in a few hours there was as much rain as it usually does in half a year. “Such rainfall was not predicted,” said Stefano Aguzzi, from the Civil Defense of the Marche region.
Marche President Francesco Aquaroli wrote on Facebook that a “very severe meteorological crisis” in the region is a cause for extreme concern. Massimo Olivetti, the mayor of the coastal city of Senigalia, ordered schools, kindergartens, sports facilities and other public facilities to remain closed until Saturday. (SDA/JWG)