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The number of flood victims in Greece reached 15 people. National mourning is declared

The number of flood victims in Greece reached 15 people. National mourning is declared

16.11.2017
Tags: Greece, Incidents, Flooding, Victims, Mourning, Weather, Cipras, Anastassiadis, Cyprus

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced national mourning in the country after the number of people killed as a result of the flood reached 15 people. Most of them are elderly people, whose bodies were found in flooded houses. The cities of Mandra, Nea-Peramos and Megara, which are located to the west of Athens, suffered most severely. Several people are declared missing, 17 is hospitalized.

The cyclone of Eurydice collapsed on Greece. Downpours in Greece began 12 November, they will go until the end of the week. Partially flooded the cities of Mandra, Magula, Nea-Peramos, Elefsina and Aspropyrgos. The hurricane tore up trees, destroyed billboards, power lines and monuments. Streams of water carried people and cars into the sea. Many found shelter from the big water on the roofs and balconies.

On Tuesday, a state of emergency was declared on the small island of Simi in the Aegean Sea, where heavy rains flooded homes, shops and a power plant. A severe storm hit Corinth and Patras, causing problems with the transport links in Athens. Floods are fixed on Crete. Tsipras held a meeting with ministers and heads of services and regions to coordinate the fight against the elements.

On the support of the people of Greece, said on Twitter the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis:

- I just talked on the phone with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras about the flood in Greece. I expressed my sincere condolences in connection with the death of people and said that our people supported the Greeks. The Republic of Cyprus is ready to provide any humanitarian assistance that is required.

According to the portal SigmaLive, the cyclone "Eurydice" Cyprus is not threatened. By Sunday, 19 November, when bad weather gets to the island, its power will significantly weaken. According to the representative of the meteorological service of the Republic of Cyprus Panagiotis Muscos, there will be rains and thunderstorms on the island. Due to rainfall, air temperature is expected to drop.

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