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The region of the Greek city of Volos is experiencing disaster for the second time in a month – this time due to the storm “Elias”. Thunderstorms have been sweeping across parts of central Greece to Thessaly and the island of Crete for three days, with roads and streets turning into raging rivers this afternoon, traffic at a standstill and schools not opening on Thursday and Friday.
People from the houses in the lower areas started to call the fire department for help and the authorities sent them instructions not to go outside and to go to the upper floors.
Around 8:30 p.m., the entire city fell into darkness. After an hour of erratic power supply, it stopped completely in residential areas as night fell. At 10 p.m., several places reported that the drinking water had also stopped.
Representatives of the local administration commented that they are experiencing a repeat of the storm “Daniel”, roads and bridges are cut again, and this is not surprising, because the soil has not yet recovered from the previous large-scale flood and cannot absorb new large amounts of rainfall.
“Daniel” passed 20 days ago and turned entire valleys in Thessaly – one of the most fertile parts of the country – into lakes. People died, and the destruction, according to preliminary estimates, exceeded 1 billion euros.
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