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06 Mar 2019 | 08:57 PM UTC

Greece: Severe flooding reported in Euboea March 6

Greece News Alert

Heavy rainfall and flooding reported in Euboea district March 6 as authorities declare state of emergency in Chalcis; lingering transportation disruptions expected over coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/6/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/10/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Euboea district


Heavy rainfall and flooding across Euboea district prompted officials in the city of Chalcis to declare a state of emergency on Wednesday, March 6. Scores of homes, farms, and businesses throughout  Euboea have been flooded, with damage reported to bridges and roads, notably in the areas of Dokos, Aghia Eleousa, and Liani Ammos. The state of emergency is in effect until June and the local government has requested disaster relief assistance from central authorities. Lingering flooding and transportation disruptions are to be expected in Euboea over the coming hours and days as drier weather moves into most affected areas.


Individuals in Euboea district, particularly those in Chalcis, are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid flood-prone areas, prepare for lingering transportation and business disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities. Remember that walking or driving through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult - and that floodwater may contain wastewater and chemical products; all items having come into contact with floodwater should be disinfected and all foodstuffs discarded.


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