03.23.2020 – 13.55 – “Even if our region is experiencing the health emergency linked to the Coronavirus, Friuli Venezia Giulia will still be in the front line towards the territories interested by the earthquake that yesterday affected the city of Zagreb.
For this reason, a column of Army and Civil Protection vehicles will head to the Croatian capital tonight”.
This was announced by the vice-governor in charge of the Civil Protection of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Riccardo Riccardi who, since yesterday morning, has been in contact with the local authorities in order to guarantee the aid with which to meet the first needs related to the emergency following the two strong earthquakes that have affected Croatia.
At the Civil Protection headquarters in Palmanova, operations are being completed to load 30 field tents onto the vehicles, which, once assembled, will be able to accommodate 250 beds.
The transport will be carried out in collaboration with members of the Army belonging to the Pozzuolo del Friuli Logistics Regiment stationed in Remanzacco, which will provide 5 military heavy vehicles, supported by a light vehicle of the Civil Protection.
In addition to the men of the Armed Forces, a volunteer firefighter from Trieste who knows the Croatian language and an official from Palmanova who speaks English will also be part of the expedition.
The column should leave around 7 p.m.
“As happened in the past for other similar circumstances – added Riccardi – also in this case our region, which already experienced the need for technical and logistic support in such emergency cases, is ready to do its part.
Certainly, this is a difficult moment for us too, but that’s not why we don’t hold out our hand to those who need it now”.
Traduzione di Michael Guggenbichler