The people of Greece struggle in the aftermath of the Palos storm ahead. A farmer from Ibuya was killed by storm water that took over his car. Many farms in Corfu were flooded, and schools were closed in Athens. Hundreds of fire brigade interventions have been reported.
For several days, the people of Greece have been suffering from the effects of a storm front called Palos. Many areas that suffered from the recent effects of heavy rains have yet to recover from the catastrophic summer fires.
Greece. The man died, the animals drowned
One person was killed on the island of Evia. A 69-year-old farmer, his car was swept away by flood waters. He was reported missing Thursday evening. When the water rose, the man hurried to save his animals. His body was found at the bottom of the river.
Rivers also rose on the island of Corfu. Many farms were flooded, animals drowned. The authorities also reported mudslides that closed roads. A state of emergency was declared on the island, on Thursday evening, and 69 people were evacuated.
Thessaloniki. The bus fell into a pothole
In Thessaloniki, a bus carrying 15 passengers fell into a five-meter crater formed after heavy rain on one of the main roads. Nothing happened to anyone and the occupants of the car were safely evacuated.
According to local media, a similar event took place last year in the same place.
Heavy rain in Athens, schools closed
Streams were streaming in the streets of Athens on Thursday. The fire department has reported hundreds of calls to help people trapped in flooded buildings, as well as to remove broken trees and pump water from homes and offices. Schools and offices were closed on Friday due to the severe weather. Entrepreneurs recommend working remotely.
Heavy rain in Greece. “These phenomena are unprecedented.”
A total of 30 million tons of water fell into the Kifissos River Basin on Friday, the head of the Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization, Professor Efthimios Likas, said on Friday.
These phenomena are unprecedented. We deal with who is to blame and who is not, and our efforts end there. In the meantime, we are in a new phase, in the phase of the climate crisis, and new structures are needed, Lekkas said in a TV interview.
As if that weren’t enough, the signs of winter are arriving in Greece. The first snow fell in Nimfeo on Thursday. It began to flow early in the morning, and by evening the cap reached 15 cm. It was also raining around the Vigla Pass and in the Grammos mountain range.
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