Floods in Greece: 14 dead according to new report

The death toll from the floods that devastated Thessaly in central Greece continued to rise on Sunday, reaching 14, according to fire officials.

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The bodies of a 65-year-old man and his 88-year-old mother were found near the town of Karditsa, where rescue operations continue unabated.

An earlier report reported 12 deaths.

“Between Tuesday, September 5, at 7:00 a.m. (04:00 GMT) and Sunday, September 10, at 7:00 a.m., a total of 4,250 people were rescued and brought to safety,” Greek firefighters said in a statement Explanation.

According to civil protection, five people remain missing.

In Volos, water supply remains problematic as pumping stations and much of the water supply network were destroyed by the storm.

“The water is not drinkable,” reminded the Greek Ministry of Health, referring to cases of gastroenteritis.

The entire Pelion region is still affected by power and water outages, while major roads have been damaged by torrential rains.

Firefighters continue to work on the front line in Larissa, where the Pinios River has burst its banks and water levels have risen dangerously on the outskirts of the city.

The storm called “Daniel”, described by experts as an “extreme phenomenon in terms of the amount of water that fell”, hit Magnesia on Monday and Tuesday, particularly its capital, the port city of Volos and the villages of Mount Pelion. Places around were affected on Wednesday around Karditsa and Trikala.

This bad weather follows devastating wildfires in Greece this summer that killed at least 26 people.

With global warming, the atmosphere contains more water vapor (around 7% per additional degree), increasing the risk of heavy rainfall, which, when combined with other factors such as urbanization, leads to flooding.

In Turkey and Bulgaria, two countries bordering Greece, the torrential rains of the last few days have claimed a total of twelve lives.

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