As the days pass, the extent of the destruction is revealed
Golgotha continues for the eighth day for the residents of Magnesia after the disaster caused by last week’s storm, with incalculable destruction and deaths.
Returning to normality for Volos and the entire prefecture is not an easy task.
Volos: No water, roads and tons of mud covering everything
With the passing of the days, the magnitude of the disaster is revealed, since hundreds of businesses have suffered extensive damage from the mud, such as hotels, car showrooms, transport companies, large stores, catering businesses, supermarkets and of course thousands of homes.
The lack of clean drinking water, the dust that covers the city, the broken road network and the lack of access to several areas reflect the extent of the damage caused by the floods and the breaking of many torrents.
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The non-supply of the city of Volos with potable water is the biggest problem which now concerns the authorities and especially the residents, after the EYDAP experts who came from Athens pointed out that most of the water supply network has been destroyed and that the only solution is the installation of an express refinery that will distribute drinking water in the city.
On the other hand, DEYA Meizonos Volos through the mayor of Volos, Achillea Beu, announced that the problem will be overcome in 15-20 days and currently supplies part of the city of Volos with non-potable water with hours and shifts in the districts so that households are served with water only for domestic use.
At the same time, the cleaning crews of the Municipality of Volos work day and night and wash streets and squares with high-pressure machines to remove the mud and allow traffic to return to normal conditions on the central boulevards and the critical road arteries in the city.
At the same time, the struggle continues for thousands of households to clean their houses from the mud that covered entire districts around the Krausidona stream, such as the Old Port Authority, Palaia, Papadiamantis, Agios Panteleimonas and Neapoli.
The school complex of the 1st and 4th EPAL Nea Ionia and the 1st Public IEK Volos is completely destroyed. Not only the building facilities, but also the interior, with the technological equipment and the laboratories.
Many damaged villages in Pelion still blocked off
In Pelion the situation is tragic both in East and South Pelion since it is almost impossible to access Zagora, Puri, Chorefto, Makrirachi, Mouresi, Anilio, Agios Dimitrios, Xurihti, Analipsi since bridges have fallen and in many places the road surface.
In South Pelion, the road connection between Milina-Trikeri and Volos-Milina was restored with the installation of a Belley military bridge near Kala Nera, but there is great damage in Mikros, Platanias and Katigiorgis where there is still no road access.
For its part, the Central Port Authority of Volos, with its announcements, draws attention to all vessels moving within the Pagasitikos because due to the weather and the floods, the torrents that flow into it, brought down from the mountain slopes huge quantities of transported materials and large tree trunks that float in the sea and may cause damage in the event of an impact.
A typical picture of the situation prevailing in Pagasitikos is that all the coasts are full of huge amounts of transported materials washed up by the sea.
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