Army called to heat up island

The government called in the army yesterday to help warm up the Ionian island of Cephalonia since most of the area has been left in the dark since Tuesday when bad weather brought down 80 electricity poles. The navy and the air force delivered 26 electricity generators yesterday with the help of a C-130 military plane and a navy vessel. Government officials said that the total number of generators delivered will reach 130. Despite continued efforts over the last few days aimed at restoring its power grid, only 40 percent of Cephalonia has electricity. A team of 37 technicians joined 110 of their colleagues already on the island. «Eighty wooden poles belonging to the island’s domestic power network have been destroyed,» said government spokesman Evangelos Antonaros.

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