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150 cattle killed when roofs collapse under the weight of the snow. “It seems more like a war in Europe,” says Italian geologist Mirco Poletto.
Mirco sent the following information.
Rose to more than 480 death toll of the last ten days of bad weather in Europe, with Italy and the Balkans among the worst affected areas.
In Ukraine were 136 victims of the cold and the situation is getting worse with temperatures over the weekend expected to fall to 30 degrees below zero. 74 people have died in Poland, 24 in the Czech Republic, 23 in Lithuania, 10 in Latvia, 3 in Slovakia and one in Estonia. In Russia, where temperatures range from -22 to -34 degrees in Moscow in Yakut in eastern Siberia, the cold has killed at least 110 people since the beginning of the year, 46 in February.
Twenty-three victims in the southern Balkans, with over 70 000 people isolated in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia and Montenegro. In Romania, 41 people have died, while in Bulgaria there were eight deaths in the village of Bisser. The count of the dead rose to 16 in Hungary, Austria and France 5, Germany 4. In the western part of the continent, the most damage have occurred in Italy, with 40 deaths since Feb. 1.
At Forli, never so much snow in the last 100 years.
Even today fell short of the required gas supplies from Russia. At Tarvisio entry point of the pipeline that carries Russian gas to Italy, imports coming marked a decline of 13% over demand
The lack of domestic gas has blocked the paper mills of Lucca, fifteen companies with over 1,400 employees.
In Basilicata, the situation continues to worsen by the hour.
Serious disruption in the Vulture-Melfi, where the army is coming.
It snows without interruption in Potenza where school will reopen only next Monday.
In Calabria still inconvenience to the road communications and the lack of electricity and water.
In Cosentino there are some villages without electricity for four days as Mandatoriccio where the mayor has called for the dispatch of generators.
At Paludi, in the province of Cosenza, slaughter of cattle and sheep under the snow for the collapse of roofs of six warehouses. 150 heads of cattle have died.
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