Bad weather: the Army intervenes in Veneto while the rescue continues in Emilia

01/02/14

The Army is intervening in Veneto with soldiers and special vehicles to help remove snow from the roads and restore at least the main roads. Currently the centers where the army is most employed are Vensa di Cadore, Vodo di Cadore, San Vito di Cadore, Cencenighe di Cadore and Santo Stefano di Cadore.

In particular, 78 units are currently operating, 4 BV206 vehicles, special small tracked vehicles designed to operate in extreme climates, 5 wheel loaders, 1 rotated backhoe loader, 3 Astra trucks. The men and women of the Army are working coordinated directly from the prefecture of Belluno, where there is an Army liaison officer. The Commander of the rescue device is Colonel Stefano Mega, Commander of the 7th Alpine Regiment who until a few months ago was in Afghanistan.The personnel involved and the snow cats, the BV206, belong to the 7th Alpine Regiment while the vehicles specials were provided by the 2nd and 3rd Regiment of the Army in the meantime continue to operate in the Modena area with over 92 special vehicles of different types to contribute to the return to normality after the flood and provide the greatest possible competition to the affected populations. All the means used and in particular the BV40 are the same means that the Army also uses in the 206 international missions in which it participates. they have often contributed to bringing aid to populations in disadvantaged and difficult to reach areas.

 

Source: General Office of the Army Chief of Staff - Public Information and Communication Office - Sz. PI

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