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Ianos: Three Dead in Thessaly; Widespread Destruction Around the Country

Since it made landfall in Greece on Thursday, the rare Mediterranean hurricane Ianos has caused the deaths of three people in Thessaly and widespread destruction around the country.

In the region of Thessaly, located south of Macedonia, entire towns were flooded, particularly around Karditsa. Hundreds of residents were trapped in their homes and vehicles, unable to escape as strong currents rushed around them.

Flooding in Mouzaki. Credit: MouzakiNews/ YouTube

At least three people have died in Thessaly, including a 62-year-old resident who was trapped in his home after the roof collapsed.

Currently, there are two missing people in the area who authorities fear were carried off by the destructive floodwaters. They include a 43-year-old woman whose empty car has been located, as well as a shepherd from the area.

The health center destroyed in Mouzaki, near Karditsa Credit: Kostas Gogos/Facebook

 Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will arrive in Karditsa, Thessaly in the coming days to assess the damage to the area. He will also determine the necessary measures to best help the region recover from the damage left in the storm’s wake.

Video shows the extent of the damage in the town of Mouzaki near Karditsa, where buildings collapsed and roads were completely flooded:


Read More Here: Greek Reporter
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