A powerful storm swept throughοut north-western Greece on Saturday causing severe damages mainly in agricultural land, turning roads into rivers and squares into lakes.
The biggest damages are been recorded in Athyra, Pella prefecture, where the storm uprooted trees. Many of them fell on the roofs of houses.
A centenarian tree on the village square fell victim of winds blowing with intensity of up to 10 Beaufort, as local media report.
Police and fire brigades tried to remove the trees, the village remained without electricity and water for several hours.
Locals speak of unprecedented phenomenon with strong rainfall and hail that did not only damage trees in the village but also power columns and agricultural land, cotton and vegetables and roof tops.
Trees fell on the school and the nursery of Athyra, that were empty when the storm swept through the village.
As forecast, the bad weather front affected several areas on Epirus as well.
In Preveza, the stage of the Opera of Water collapsed.
MyPreveza.gr writes that reconstruction works are underway.
Video from Konitsa during the rain
Areas affected by the storm – satellite picture – stand Saturday morning
Greece’s National Meteorology Service had issued a weather warning for Sept 8-9 2017.
A new bad weather front with very south winds 8-9 Beaufort is expected to reach the Ionian islands on Monday, coming from Italy.
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