Last week there were still 7 meters of water in the warehouse of Italy's Bagioni Technology, but yesterday much of it was gone. "We are almost ready to start the production again," says owner Aurenzo Bagioni, " in order to meet the orders of our Italian and foreign customers."
This is what the courtyard of the Bagioni company looked like 6 days after the flood: there was still some mud to be removed.
"We want to thank all the Italian and foreign customers who sent a message to encourage us or asked if we needed help," Aurenzo continued with his son Marco. "I would like to thank each and every one of them from the bottom of my heart. Here in Romagna, we are stubborn. No flood is going to stop us."
For two days, 17 and 18 May 2023, the area of the city of Forlì where the company is located could only be reached by boats of the civil security forces.
Help from the Bolzano Fire Department
"But of course our appreciation goes to our employees, the dozens of volunteers who lent a hand throughout the weekend, the company Giuseppe Dipierro from Cuneo who sent a load of shovels, the Bolzano Fire Department and the Freiwillige Feuerwehr St. Georgen from Bassa Val Pusteria (Bolzano) who deployed their resources to remove thousands of cubic meters of water and mud over two days."
The Freiwillige Feuerwehr St. Georgen of Bassa Val Pusteria (Bolzano)
Bagioni designs and manufactures technologies to facilitate the harvesting of asparagus and other vegetables. The equipment is sold all over the world. "If we had not been able to call on all these enthusiastic volunteers, I don't know if I we would have made it. Today I am tired, but we are ready to start again," concluded Bagioni.