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5/06/2007

Severe Drought: State of Emergency Declared in Italy

Environmental Alert
Italy
May, 2007

Northern and central Italy were placed under a state of drought emergency on Friday because of hot, dry weather that the authorities fear may harm agriculture and cause electricity blackouts in the next few months.
The centre-left government announced the measure at a cabinet meeting in Rome, one day after France imposed water rationing in seven out of its 96 mainland departments because of similar concerns about drought.
Italy experienced its warmest winter this year for 200 years, and a dry April witnessed temperatures more commonly experienced in Italy at the start of summer in June.
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