Damage in Hania from storm estimated at 17 mln euros

Damage in Hania from storm estimated at 17 mln euros

The cost of repairs to damage caused by last week’s storms in the regional unit of Hania, western Crete, is estimated at 17 million euros, the local municipality said on Wednesday.

In a report compiled by Hania’s technical services, Mayor Tasos Vamvoukas said the funds are needed to repair damage to the region’s road network, restore infrastructure along the coast, close sinkholes, clear landslides and prepare the necessary studies to deal with the possibility of new landslides.

The storm, dubbed Okeanis by the National Observatory’s weather service, caused widespread damage in Crete and Hania in particular last week, where a state of emergency had to be declared.

Flooding swept away roads and caused two small bridges to collapse, while also prompting the evacuation of a village in Rethymno.

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