Thirty-five more settlements told to be on alert due to flooding

Thirty-five more settlements told to be on alert due to flooding

The residents of 35 villages in central Greece were told to be ready to evacuate on Saturday, as water continued to flood the vast Thessaly Plain where a three-day thunderstorm brought unprecedented amounts of water to the region. 

Civil protection authorities dispatched three messages via the 112 emergency hotline to residents in the settlements of Anagenisi, Melia, Modestos, Prodromos, Glafki, Platykampos, Eleftherio, Dimitra, Neochori, Nammata, Kastri, Kato Amygdali, Rizomylos, Stefanovikio, Armenio, Sotirio, Kokkines, Niki, Achileio, Lofiskos, Kalamaki, Melissa, Alexandrini, Palaeopyrgos, Mesagala, Omolio, Stomio, Kastri Loutro, Kouloura, Kato Rapsani, Tempe, Itea, Gonnoi, Makrychori and Evangelismos, all located in the regions of Larissa and Magnesia, telling them to be on alert. 

Hundreds of people remained trapped in their homes or on high ground in Thessaly, which bore the brunt of Storm Daniel’s relentless deluge. Homes were carried away by torrents, vital infrastructure was destroyed and crops in the country’s second-largest tract of farmland wiped out.

Civil Protection in Larissa was attempting to strengthen the embankments of the Pinios River at the city limits as water continued to rise. 

More than 1,800 people had been rescued from flood-hit areas across Greece since Tuesday, the fire brigade said.

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