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70 years ago Polesine flood, exhibitions and events to remember

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(ANSA) – VENICE, NOVEMBER 13 – The great flood of ’51 in Polesine was the ‘mother’ of Italian disasters, which on November 14 70 years ago, with the route of the Po to Malcantone di Occhiobello, overwhelmed two thirds of the territory Rovigo, causing 100 deaths, as well as the destruction of 700 homes, and 200,000 homeless. The memory of the tragedy – whose symbol remains the ‘truck of death’, swallowed by water in Frassinelle, in which 84 fugitives were lost – lives on in these days in many cultural initiatives that bring to light photographs and testimonies, but also give an account of the great work with the province of Polesana managed to get up.

At the Accademia dei Concordi rdi Rovigo today an exhibition dedicated to historical maps representing the “Government of the waters in Polesine between the 16th and 18th centuries” has opened. will open to host a photographic review on the major interventions carried out in these deaths in the area by the Interregional Agency for the Po (Aipo), with a seminar that will take stock of hydraulic safety. The interesting photographic exhibition “70 years later. The Great Flood” is already underway at Palazzo Roncale in Rovigo, and will remain open until January 31st. (HANDLE).

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