Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is to visit Evia on Monday to assess the situation. Massive floods left five people dead and two missing while hundreds of others have suffered from this natural disaster.
“I express my deep sorrow for our fellow human beings who lost their lives in Evia and my heartfelt condolences to their loved ones. I am continuously informed about the course of the rescue operations and the extent of the disaster and tomorrow I will go to the affected area,” Mitsotakis wrote on Twitter on Sunday afternoon.
Five people lost their lives in the floods of late Saturday-early Sunday morning with one 8-month-old infant among them. Two people are still missing as of the time of this report.
Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias arrived on the scene of the disaster on Sunday morning to assess the situation.
The Greek official stated, inter alia: “It is a difficult day today. The state mechanism gave a very big battle. The whole mechanism put a great struggle. The forecast for this phenomenon was 63 mm of rain in 24 hours. The last count is over 300 mm. Many lives have been saved today. Our thoughts are to the people who did not make it.”