Floodwaters bury Dion

Snowfall and very low temperatures are expected to continue in the mountains of northern Greece for the next few days and snow is even expected to fall in the mountains of Attica today, but the harsh weather is expected to improve over the next four days. The central prefectures of Larissa and Pieria were especially hard hit by rain and floodwaters on Sunday and government officials were yesterday recording the damage to homes, businesses, roads, crops and harbors. In Katerini, Pieria, more than 80 people were taken to the hospital with stomach ailments after the area’s drinking water was apparently contaminated by floodwater. At Dion, near Katerini, 100 hectares of the Macedonian archaeological site, dating from the fifth century BC to the second century AD, were covered by tons of water and rubble after the Baphyras River burst its banks.

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