No Filipino casualty in Italy flooding

Published November 6, 2018, 9:38 AM

by AJ Siytangco

 

By the Philippine News Agency

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday said there was no Filipino casualty reported after days of heavy rain and flooding in Italy.

A woman sits as tourists make their way through flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 as rainstorms and strong winds have been battering the country. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno / MANILA BULLETIN)
A woman sits as tourists make their way through flooded St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 as rainstorms and strong winds have been battering the country. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno / MANILA BULLETIN)

Ambassador to Italy Domingo Nolasco advised the estimated 168,000 Filipinos in Italy to monitor the movement of the storm and heed the warnings of local officials.

In a statement sent through Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato, the agency extended sympathies to the families of the 29 people killed in Italy’s worst storms and flooding in decades.

The Philippine embassy in Rome, the Consulate General in Milan, and the Honorary Consulate in Venice remain on full alert and are in touch with Filipino community leaders who are monitoring the situation in Abruzzo, Liguria, Lombardy, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, and Trentino Alto Adige.

 
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