Several turbines in a wind farm on Karystos collapsed as if they were made of paper. Wind gusts blowing with intensity of 160 km/hour brought down the turbines that were supposed to withstand against extreme weather phenomena.
According to local media Star TV, several wind turbines were found broken and on the ground in the wind park of Katsaroni near the coastal town of Karystos in southern Evia.
The wind park was reportedly inactive but the turbines were not removed.
The winds in the area reached 11 on the Beaufort scale in the past few days, acquiring a speed of 160 kilometers.
Local residents are in shock about the damage and speak of a “miracle” that no parts of the turbines were flown in the air thus causing material damages or even fatalities.
Locals have been concerned about wind parks near villages and the damages turbines confirmed their worst fears.
Media did not reported about the company owing the wind park and why the project was abandoned.
PS the usual mean Greeks on social media claim “sloppy installation works” and “project money that disappeared in kickbacks.”