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20 May, 2024
 
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'Daniel's' rampaging waters send vehicles adrift

Inclement weather leaves a trail of destruction in Pelion's Agios Ioannis

Kathimerini Greece Newsroom

Severe devastation has been wrought by the recent inclement weather known as "Daniel" along the coastal region of Pelion, particularly impacting the village of Agios Ioannis.

Videos and photographs that have emerged depict the forceful inundation of floodwaters, carrying vehicles away and depositing them into the sea.

According to Mr. Altinis, the Deputy Mayor of Civil Protection in the Municipality of Zagora-Mouresi, the situation in Agios Ioannis Pelion is precarious due to the overflowing stream. "It is a highly challenging and perilous situation, especially for those unfamiliar with the area," he advises, urging citizens to refrain from any unnecessary travel.

Simultaneously, Anna Sarafi, a local hotel owner in Agios Ioannis Pelion, emphasizes the gravity of the situation. "We have received information that certain roads are impassable, and the natural phenomenon is of such magnitude that it is currently unsafe for anyone to venture outside their homes. In Agios Ioannis Pelion, where we are situated, several hotels house numerous tourists, some of whom had plans to depart today. However, due to the prevailing circumstances, I have postponed their departures," she remarks.

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