Storm Daniel hits Greece causing deaths and devastating damage

At least one person has died and another remains missing as Greece was hit by Storm Daniel has left heavy rains in the central part of the country It is positive that we have managed to contain the threat that the wave of forest fires has been posing for weeks.

In the city of Volos, one of the hardest hit, A 70-year-old farmer died buried under a wall It collapsed from a landslide. According to a fire service spokesman quoted by the ERT television station, a second person is also being searched for, another man who was allegedly swept away by a jet of water.

The authorities have In some areas, the movement of vehicles is prohibited, while the general recommendation is to avoid risk. The ambulance askedThe inhabitants of Volos, Thessaloniki, Larissa, Euboea and Katerini restricting non-essential movements.

Cars on the flooded roads in the Magnesia region of Greece/ EFE/EPA/HATZIPOLITIS NICOLAOS
Cars in the flooded streets in the Magnesia region of Greece | EFE/EPA/HATZIPOLITIS NICOLAOS

A “completely extreme” phenomenon

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in a meeting with President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, has acknowledged that it is “extremely difficult” to face a storm of this magnitude without the cooperation of citizens.

Greece, he explained, is facing a “completely extreme” phenomenon, which is why it is crucial for the prime minister that all people follow the guidelines of civil protection depending on the development of the situation.

Meteorologists expect weather conditions to remain difficult into next Thursday, with particular concern over what could happen in the central zone of Greece but also in the Peloponnese peninsula to the south.

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