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Almost 400 buildings damaged by floods in Epirus

Experts on Wednesday continued assessing the damage done by flash floods in Epirus, northwestern Greece, over the last few days.

By Wednesday afternoon they had recorded damage to 329 buildings, 229 of which are homes, in Arta. Another 43 buildings, of which 16 are homes, were damaged in Ioannina.

The floods, as well as rockfalls, caused widespread damage to the road network in the area.

“The biggest problems with rockfalls are in the mountainous areas of Arta and Ioannina,” said Vangelis Nikolaou, who is heading a team of engineers surveying the area.

The Infrastructure Ministry has pledged to issue instructions for compensation as soon as the experts have filed their report.