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Natural disasters


Natural disasters

The website offers updated, country-by-country information on existing risk factors, on specific risk categories (earthquake, hurricanes, landslides, etc.). In the case of an actual emergency such information can be transmitted by means of mobile phone text message.

Emergency plans include a specific section on natural disaster risk containing, among other things, contact information for all local persons of reference.

When a natural disaster occurs the Crisis Unit checks with the diplomatic–consular network on the possibility of Italian nationals being involved and, if they are, coordinates its interventions in collaboration with the Ministry of the Interior, the armed forces and the Civil Defence Department in order to locate and subsequently evacuate survivors, to identify victims and to repatriate the bodies of the victims. Where necessary, the Crisis Unit can arrange for the dispatch of adequate emergency vehicles.

Relations and contact with the families of Italian nationals involved are continuously updated in real time.

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