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Hydra island without power and water supply for more than 16 hours

Locals, weekend visitors and tourists on the island of Hydra in the Saronic Gulf remain without electricity and water since early Sunday morning, August 26th 2018.

According to media reports, a power outage, a black out,  occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday and affected also the water supply that is operated with electricity.

Almost 12 hours later, and the island remained without these two essential public goods.

According to Mayor of Hydra, Giorgos Koukoudakis, the power outage occurred at 5:30 in the morning.

Speaking to news website newsit.gr short after 3:30 in the afternoon, the mayor said that the are in constant contact with the Greek Public Power Company and were expected form the PPC (DEH) to solve the problem.

Media report that the problem is due to the distribution network and not related to the power connection of the island.

Technical teams are reportedly working to fix the damage, however, the solution is not that easy as no vehicles are allowed on the island.

So far, there has been no official information neither on the black out causes nor on when the problem is expected to be restore.

UPDATE

  • By 9:30 Sunday evening and the island is still without electricity and water.
  • The PPC issued a statement saying it was trying to fix the problem and apologized for the inconvenience.
  • A concert by Michalis Hatzigiannis was cancelled for obvious reasons.
  • At least it is full moon…

For UPDATES on Monday morning (Aug 27) check here:

Hydra in state of emergency as holiday island remains without power and water for more than 30 hours.

The black out on Hydra occurs just four days after a black out left thousands of people in Greek capital Athens and the broader Attica Prefecture without electricity for several hours, triggered a traffic chaos, halted the metro and the tram operation and had dozens trapped in elevators. The PPC said there was a problem in the Center of the Very High Voltage in Pallini, East Attica.

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