Thousands of people who were trapped by the floods and floods caused by storm ‘Elias’ in central Greece have been rescued in the last few hours, while dozens of towns have been evacuated due to the risk of floods.
The city of Volos, with 150,000 inhabitants, woke up completely flooded today, while in 80% of the city there is no electricity and there are also problems in the water supply.
Firefighters and members of the Army rescued more than 300 people who were trapped in this city from early Thursday morning until this morning, while the Police have prohibited the circulation of vehicles.
From yesterday, Wednesday, until this Thursday about 4,000 people have been rescued and taken to safe places in all areas affected by the storm, according to the Fire Department. The damage to homes and the road network throughout the region of central Greece, which just three weeks ago had been hit by another storm, ‘Daniel’, is extensive.
The heavy rainfall also flooded villages in the regions of Trikala, Karditsa and Larisa (center), areas that had not yet recovered from the damage caused by ‘Daniel’.