Apocalypse of fire in Sardinia: hundreds of people fleeing the fires in the Oristano area
Over 400 people are fleeing the fires in Sardinia, because of fire that besieges different villages and tourist villages in the’Oristano, where at least eight Canadair are committed to tame the flames. For over 24 hours, i Fire fighters they are indeed committed to containing a vast fire developed between Oristano, the areas of the Montiferru and of Planargia of Cuglieri.
The work of the #fire fighters to #Oristano for forest fires: in Cuglieri and Santa Caterina there are 10 ground teams and 8 #canadair. In Scano di Montiferro teams deployed to protect the town [#25luglio 16:30] pic.twitter.com/738dBzRAPQ
– Fire Brigade (@emergenzavvf) July 25, 2021
The Sardinian authorities have mobilized in total 7,500 employees and 21 aircraft, included 8 Canadair and 13 helicopters, to address the bonfires, which forced theevacuation of hundreds of people, including many elderly people, only a Scano Montiferro, where the flames surrounded the outskirts of the village known for its olive groves and centuries-old woods of holm oaks and oaks.
– Fire Brigade (@emergenzavvf) July 25, 2021
The huge fire which since yesterday evening, 24 July 2021, has hit large areas of the district of Oristano, has expanded further today and threatens the area on two fronts: between Mount Oe to Santu Lussurgiu and in the maritime area of Tresnuraghes And Cuglieri.
– Telesardegna (@Telesardegna) July 25, 2021
Even the inhabitants of the village of Porto Alabe, in the municipality of Tresnuraghes, were forced to abandon their homes due to the advancing flames. You also devastate large areas of the Montiferru and of Planargia of Cuglieri, where the roads starting from Santu Lussurgiu they are blocked and only emergency vehicles pass through. Meanwhile it remains high L’fire alert in Sardinia, not only inOristano but also in part of the Nuorese and of Gallura.
Sardinia’s appeal to Draghi
The situation is so serious that the President of the Region, Christian Solinas, addressed directly to the Government asking “a Economic support immediate to repair the damage and help the affected communities to restart “. “It is not yet possible to estimate the damage caused by fires still ongoing inOristano, but it is an unprecedented disaster: 10 thousand hectares of vegetation destroyed, businesses and houses burned, livestock killed“, He stressed Solinas.
“I will write to the president Dragons to also ask that a share of the National recovery and resilience plan (Pnrr) is immediately destined for region for a big one reforestation project, that these terrible wounds heal ”, declared the president of the Region.
Solidarity with the local communities affected in Sardinia fromNational Union of Municipalities and Mountain Authorities, whose president Marco Bussone he expressed in a note the association’s closeness to “the homeless and the many evacuees”.
“Firefighters, forest firefighting volunteers, Forestry Carabinieri, rescue volunteers, all the associations are working tirelessly and our closeness goes to them”, he wrote Bussone. “I have been in contact since yesterday with the mayor of Santu Lussurgiu, Diego Loi, regional councilor, with the president of Uncem Sardinia, Daniela Falconi, mayor of Fonni and with the mayor of Sennariolo, Giambattista Ledda: for years we have been working together with passion and determination, also for the fight against climate changes and for one new forestry policy. They are fighting with all the fellow mayors and administrators of theOristano, of the Montiferru, with all their strength to protect their communities ”.
Fires in Sardinia: what climate change has to do with it
Just as mentioned by theUncem, the vast fires ongoing on the island are not unrelated to the effects of global warming. There Sardinia in fact it has been hit, in the last ten years, by many extreme events, between intense floods And devastating fires.
According to 2020 report of the Climate City Observatory of Legambiente, which annually reports on the impact of climate changes in 350 Italian urban areas, just last summer on the island are 3,712.85 hectares of land burned due to 1,732 fires, a number practically double respect at the same period of 2019, when 943 fires had occurred and 1,815.46 hectares of land had gone up in smoke.
Even in the summer of 2017, the thermal excess compared to the norm was estimated at around 5 degrees throughout Italy, while in the month of July of that year alone, Sardinia temperatures exceeded the seasonal averages by more than 4 degrees. Meanwhile, the climatic situation continues to worsen after the catastrophic events occurred in Germany And China, which certainly do not bode well for the next few months.