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A natural disaster may be declared in several regions of Italy due to drought

A natural disaster may be declared in several regions of Italy due to drought

Several Italian regions are ready to declare a natural disaster due to the established drought. It struck mainly the northern and central parts of the country against the backdrop of intense summer heat.

The Italian Minister of Agriculture, Stefano Patuanelli, said earlier that a drought is imminent. It threatens even the regions of Piedmont and Lombardy. In these regions of Italy flows the most full-flowing river Po.


The Piedmontese authorities have come up with a proposal to introduce a state of emergency and the status of a natural disaster for agriculture. Similar initiatives have been launched in Lombardy, Lazio and northern Friuli-Venezia Giulia.