The bad weather is strong in Rodopi with many villages in the east of the prefecture facing floods. According to inkomotini.gr, the water level is high from the continuous rain outside the doors of the houses in Lyceum and Velkio, while the two villages of the Municipality of Maronia-Sapon are among the areas of the prefecture that have been most affected. The residents of the Amaranta settlement of the Municipality of Maronia-Sapes and the local authorities have been alerted, as according to reports the canal of the Industrial Area has been broken and water bodies are directed towards the village.
Rivers overflowed, canals broke, roads turned into torrents. In many cases, houses and warehouses were flooded. Residents of flooded areas of Rodopi uploaded videos on social media with the floods.
An elderly woman, resident of Lofario, Rodopi, was released by men of the Fire Service in collaboration with the Civil Protection and the Police. While four families will be removed from their homes if deemed appropriate by the Municipal Authority. “We have just returned from Lofario. Lofario has a very big problem. “Especially at the intersection, where the traffic has been stopped.” said to ERT Komotini Mr. Dimitris Papalexiou, head of the Department of Civil Protection of PE Rodopi. A special effort was made to retrieve a car, swept away by an adjacent stream, whose driver was saved only at the last minute.
Source: inkomotini.gr, ERT
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