Thursday, 21 September 2023
WorldTorrential rains after summer fires in Greece leave one dead

Torrential rains after summer fires in Greece leave one dead

At least a person has died and another remains missing due to Storm Daniel that hits central Greece this Tuesday and has flooded streets and several homes.

In the city of Volos, one of the most affected, a 70-year-old rancher has died buried by a wall that collapsed due to a landslide. There’s also a missinga 42-year-old man who was swept away by a stream of water, as reported by the ERT television network.

The authorities have prohibited the movement of vehicles in some areas, while the general recommendation is to avoid risks. The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakishas recognized in a meeting with the president, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, that it is “extremely difficult” to face a storm of this magnitude without the collaboration of the citizens.

Meteorologists anticipate that weather conditions They will continue to be complicated until next Thursday, with special concern about what may happen in the center of the country but also in the Peloponnese peninsula, in the south.

This storm comes after a fateful summer that Greece experienced, with several waves of torrid heat and dozens of fires that They burned more than 150,000 hectaresabout 1.2% of Hellenic territory, and left 28 dead.

The torrential rains have managed to contain the threat that the fires have posed for weeks. In fact, this Monday the firefighters were able contain a huge fire in the Evros region, in the northeast of the country, after spending 17 days fighting the flames.

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