Power and water outages have been reported on the tourist island of Hydra, located few hours from the capital Athens since Sunday, August 26, at 05:30 (local time). The outages are reportedly ongoing as of Monday, August 27. The reason for the power blackout remains unknown, although a technical problem is suspected; the water shortages are the results of power outage. Electricity supply is expected to be restored by Monday afternoon (local time). Meanwhile, the regional governor has asked the government that a state of emergency should be declared. Disruptions to basic and tourist services are expected to continue in the coming hours and days.
Individuals in Hydra are advised to monitor the situation. Keep in mind that crime rates tend to rise after nightfall in areas without street lighting.
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