Earthquake Italy L’Aquila Abruzzo update Terremoto Abruzzo

Earthquake Italy Aquila Abruzzo Italian Terremoto

Read personal moving stories and detailed village damage in the comments of another blog posting here

BREAKING NEWS: L’Aquila 7th April 2009 19:45

Another earthquake 5.7 Richter

LATEST NEWS: Rome: 7th April 2009 11:30am

· E  Earthquake strikes again : 11:20am local time today Tuesday another strong earthquake brings back panic as the earth continues to tremor.

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If you are looking for information on family or friends whom you may believe have been lost in the Abruzzo Earthquake in Italy then the best contact is the Abruzzo Civil Protection which can be reached on +39 800 861016 or +39 800 860146.(the repeated single ring tone means engaged) Their head office can be reached on +39 06 68201 (there is a long waiting queue.)

Abruzzo Earthquake in Aquila Italy Update:

Aquila one day after the Earthquake Abruzzo (click to read and view comments with very moving stories and detailed information about specific village damage) central Italy is coming to terms with the shocking volume of mortalities and casualties.

  • · 228 deaths just announced by the Italian president SIlvio Berlusconi.
  • · 15 missing
  • · 1500 injured, many transferred to Rome hospitals
  • · 17,000 people didn’t sleep in their Italian house last night and atayed in local hotels in Adriatic coast or in local Italian B&B, temporary campsites and even in the Aquila rugby stadium emergency camp. If you have friends in Aquila who need a place to sleep tell them to call the Italian “numero verde” green number helpline on 800-861-016 and they will be advised where to go and sleep and get some hot food and water.

Earthquake Aquila discussion : (post your thoughts)

How and why was this earthquake not foreseen ? As in many other parts of the world.

In California “The Big One” is planned for with emergency strategies already in place.

This whole affair makes Italy appear like a third world country. Communication to families and friends is very limited. International announcements don’t exist. If this had happened anywhere else in the world there would be an official “Earthquake Fund”, government t funds would have been allocated exclusively to the tragedy, a website with official information would exist. Instead in true Italian style its organised mayhem.

Everyone is pulling together and doing their best, and thanks to them. Berlusconi famous for his international gaffs has even officially announced “Italy has its own funds to allocate to this tragedy, we don’t need international funds we can do it alone”, what is he on about ? Everyone wants to help, organise international aid straight away and get things sorted asap. His answer is to allocate 30million Euros, does he really think that rebuild the houses, the economy, the moral ???

Unfortunately there is always the horrible side to these disasters as people have been reported looting the abandoned houses.

Earthquake Italy Official news.

Still there is no Italy earthquake official website with accurate information and instructions about how to find out if loved ones are amongst the dead. When this is announced I will post that here. Meanwhile try the numbers at the top for the helpline though they are very busy.

Earthquake Abruzzo Italy official donations.

Charities and websites are popping up from everywhere organising Italian earthquake donation funds. Please be aware of the scams.

Here is a list of some of the official Abruzzo earthquake donation methods either on line or over the phone.

Local Italians are helping by offering accommodation to the homeless, blood donations, food offers and general assistance.

If you own a house in Italy, Abruzzo you can offer you beds to the homeless by calling +39 0854-308-309

Considering your distance the best help you can offer is to make a donation to Italian Earthquake.

In America you can donate directly through the “National Italian American Foundation” at NIAF.

Or donate directly to various Italian Charities :


IBAN: IT13R0306905032000009188568

Account name : Caritas Italiana

Reference : “Terremoto Abruzzo

Italian Red Cross :

IBAN : IT66 – C010 0503 3820 0000 0218020

Bank : Banca Nazionale di Lavoro (BNL)

Reference “Pro terremoto Abruzzo”or online at


Abruzzo Regional council:

IBAN : IT69L0300215300000410000000

Bank : Unicredit Banca di Roma

Reference : Regione Abruzzo – donazione per il sisma (translated means Abruzzo regional council – donations for earthquake)

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