Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Italy’s Unipol Be a part of Forces to Assist Italians Hit by Flooding

An Italian flag lined in mud flutters on a flooded avenue, after heavy rains hit Italy’s Emilia Romagna area, in Castel Bolognese, Italy, on Might 18, 2023. (Jennifer Lorenzini/Reuters)

MILAN—Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Unipol Gruppo agreed to hitch forces to assist folks hit by flooding in northern Italy connect with the Web, facilitating rescue operations, the Italian insurer stated on Saturday.

Torrential rains devastated the jap aspect of the Italian area of Emilia-Romagna, killing 14 folks, inflicting billions of euros value of harm and hitting agriculture notably exhausting.

Round 36,000 folks have been pressured to go away their houses and lots of of those that remained in flooded areas have been left with no electrical energy. Rescue efforts are hampered by persistent unhealthy climate and disruptions on cellphone strains.

Below the settlement, Unipol acquired SpaceX’s Starlink satellite tv for pc web terminals and can make them obtainable for rescuers, hospitals, and the general public. SpaceX is positioning its satellites to prioritise the Emilia-Romagna area and supply improved protection.

“SpaceX, Starlink and Tesla are completely happy to be of use in any means to assist Italy and the folks affected by the flooding,” Musk stated in an announcement.

Originally posted 2023-05-20 16:42:10.