AGI – “The number of people injured with trauma caused by hail, falls and glass breakage rises to 110”. The president of the Veneto Region, Luca Zaia, updates the balance sheet of the wave of bad weather that has hit the region. “I thank once again the rescuers and technicians who intervened in the immediate aftermath of the events and who are continuing in these hours with the restoration and damage census works”.
A total of 28 emergency room visits were recorded in the province of Venice, 62 in Padua, 19 in Vicenza and 1 in Belluno.
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The interventions of the firefighters continue due to the new wave of bad weather which has affected a large part of the Veneto since late afternoon. Hundreds of requests for help arrived at the 115 operations rooms, over 500. Many calls resolved independently. Claims for damage from water, wind, hail for cutting plants, securing unsafe elements. 190 rescues have already been carried out and around a hundred are still waiting.
Interventions by fire brigade teams especially in the province of Venice where the municipalities of the Brenta Riviera were particularly affected. The provinces of Padua, Vicenza, Verona and Treviso follow in terms of number of rescue operations. The rescue device was reinforced with the sending of teams of mobile columns from other regions of the fire brigade called MO.EC (weather event modules) from the commands of Florence, Alessandria and Milan.
Venezia: 80 interventions have already been carried out, the Brenta Riviera particularly affected. Among the municipalities with the greatest requests for help: Dolo, Stra, Pianiga, Camponogara, Campolongo, Fiesso d’Artico Fosso and Chioggia. Interventions by the fire brigade for water and hail damage, static instability, removal of dangerous elements, cutting of branches and trees, damage to photovoltaic systems. At the moment 77 requests still to be processed.
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Padova: 50 interventions by the fire brigade have already been carried out for water and hail damage, plant cutting and removal of unsafe elements, especially in the Upper Padua area. More numerous requests for interventions by the teams from the municipalities: Cittadella, Sant’Angelo di Piove, Vigonza, Campodarsego, Cadoneghe, Padua. Still 30 interventions to be performed.
Vicenza: 35 interventions have already been carried out, particularly involving the area of Bassano. Interventions by the fire brigade for water and hail damage, plant cutting and removal of unsafe elements, damage to photovoltaic panels. The municipality of Tezze sul Brenta was particularly affected, where the greatest number of interventions were concentrated. Still 4 interventions to be processed.
Treviso: 12 interventions have already been carried out to make roofs safe and cut branches and plants. Requests arrived from the municipalities of Giavera del Montello, Ponzano, Treviso.
Verona: 13 interventions have already been carried out especially for unsafe branches and plants mainly in the municipalities of Castelnuovo del Garda, Peschiera, Sommacampagna, Sona. Two interventions in progress.