In force from today is the decision of the counter-region of Nison prohibiting the passage, circulation and stay of citizens and vehicles in areas of high risk for fire
Decision which prohibits the passage, traffic and stay of citizens and vehicles in areas of high risk for the occurrence of forest fires came into force today from Islands subregion.
Following a document of the General Secretariat of Civil Protection to take emergency measures due to the extreme risk of fires – a state of alarm in the Regional Unit of the Islands (except the Municipality of Kythira), the Deputy Governor Mr. Stavros Voidonikolas, as president, convened an extraordinary meeting of the Coordinating Body of Civil Protection (SOPP).
After the suggestions and proposals of its members were taken into account, a document was drawn up and sent to the involved bodies for the faithful implementation of the decision of the Deputy Governor of the Islands on “Preventive ban on the passage, stay and movement of persons and vehicles in national forests, peri-urban forests, in NATURA areas, forest ecosystems, parks and groves located in high-risk areas for the occurrence of forest fires in our area of responsibility, during the 2023 fire season”.
Specifically, given that for today 21-8-2023 the risk of a fire outbreak is extreme -5- a state of alarm, the competent services were called upon to act appropriately for the implementation of the above decision prohibiting the passage, stay and movement of persons and vehicles in national forests, suburban forests, in NATURA areas, forest ecosystems, parks and groves located in areas of high risk for the occurrence of forest fires in our area of responsibility, with appropriate road markings and with the control of the aforementioned roads-areas, as well as the relevant information to citizens and residents and where if it is deemed necessary, the use of barriers and obstacles is proposed for the implementation of the decision. It is clarified that the prohibition also applies to temples and Holy Monasteries located in areas mentioned in the above decision.
In addition, for him Municipality of Salamina the passage, stay and movement of persons and vehicles is prohibited in the forests of Kanakia and Faneromeni and for the Municipality of Poros, the road network will be closed at the points where the main Municipal road Poros – Foussas passes (from Dasarcheio and north), the provincial road from Askeli to Foussa (north of the SIRENE hotel) and from the Russian Naval Station and west.
The stay and movement of persons and vehicles in the area of the Holy Monastery of the Manifestation of Salamina on August 22 and 23, 2023, will be examined after the Fire Event Risk Map is issued for the specific dates.
It is noted that crossing is not prohibited to persons who live or work in the areas crossed by the above roads.
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