The Italian government is appealing to foreign holidaymakers to reserve a stay in the bathing resorts in the Emilia-Romagna region, which has been hit by severe storms. “The coastal towns have not suffered any serious damage. We cannot afford to cancel, because this region lives from agriculture and tourism,” said Tourism Minister Daniela Santanchè. In the video above you can see two krone.at reader reporters struggling through the Italian flood last week.
The minister announced a promotional campaign for Emilia-Romagna in key markets such as Austria, Germany, France and Switzerland. “Ready to receive holidaymakers” “We must make people understand that Emilia-Romagna is ready to receive holidaymakers. It is by no means true that this region is under water as a holiday area,” said the minister. Various EU countries pledged their help as part of the so-called EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Austria provides pumping equipment Austria, Germany, France, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Poland and Bulgaria provided pumping equipment. In the severe storms last week, 15 people died and around 25,000 were brought to safety. There is also a risk of severe storms at PentecostItaly has been fighting storms since the previous week. After the great flood disaster, experts are also forecasting storms with strong thunderstorm cells at Pentecost. Authorities warn of new storm surges. The northern Italian Adriatic regions have also been hit by a severe storm front – there have been deaths. Austrian vacationers were also surprised by the weather. Photos: This is how Austrians fought their way through the floods in Italy last weekAustrians fought through the floods in ItalySo Vanessa W. and Matthias H. from Vorarlberg fought their way through the floods in the Emilia-Romagna region in their car on their journey home and reported on dramatic scenes. People even climbed onto car roofs in traffic jams to escape from the water masses.
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