Slovenia has provided assistance to Italy through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism for heavy floods
At the correspondence session, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia has decided to immediately provide rescue assistance to the Republic of Italy through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism in response to their request, due to the floods that have affected several provinces in the central part of the country.
Slovenia will offer assistance in the form of a temporary civil protection unit deployed for the purpose of rapid water pumping with high-capacity pumping equipment, and material aid. The estimated value of the rescue assistance amounts to EUR 100,000, while the material aid will be worth of EUR 100,000 if Italy requests it.
Italy has requested assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism in the wake of heavy rainfall which has caused flooding of more than 20 rivers and triggered more than 300 landslides. The floods have affected several provinces, and according to data of the Italian Civil Protection Department, heavy rainfall in the provinces of Bologna, Forli-Cesena, and Ravenna has resulted in 13 fatalities. More than 10,000 people have been evacuated, and over 200 roads have been closed. The affected area is experiencing power outages and telecommunication disruptions. The weather and hydrological forecasts are unfavourable, as strong storms are expected in the Emilia-Romagna region, particularly in the eastern part of the region.
Source: Ministry of Defence