Italy: Greenhouses devastated by hurricane, 8,000 cyclamens to be saved

"In recent days, many people have contacted us to ask how they can help our company devastated by the tornado. We have some plants that are outdoors since the greenhouses they were in were completely destroyed. We could use some help to sell them quickly so that we don't have to throw them away."

This is the plea of Giulia Clamer, owner of Flower Market on Via Mattei in Rho. Her floriculture business suffered extensive damage from the whirlwind that hit some of Rho's neighborhoods and Pregnana Milanese on Friday afternoon around 4:30 p.m.: greenhouse roofs were devastated, the roof of the owners' home partially uncovered, and dozens of trees felled along the driveway.

"We are waiting for quotes to redo the greenhouse covers, but it will take a few days before we have new plastic tarpaulins," adds the owner. The driveway is also closed because all the fallen trees need to be removed. In the meantime, you can reach the greenhouses from Leopardi Street.

And in the meantime, the first thing to do is to "save" as many as 8,000 pots of cyclamen. "These are the flowers that are sold at this time, in the greenhouse, we have thousands of pots, but without the tarpaulins covering the roof, they are in danger of dying, so it is important to be able to sell them quickly before another storm arrives," says Giulia, "Fortunately, the other 30 thousand cyclamen that we have in cultivation have been saved, like poinsettias, otherwise the damage would have been even more serious."


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