The Municipality of Tyrnavos, the Municipal Unit of Potamia of the Municipality of Elassona of the Regional Unit of Larissa, as well as the Municipality of Farkadona of the Regional Unit of Trikala of the Region of Thessaly are declared in a State of Emergency Civil Protection, by order of the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection. of the Secretary General of Civil Protection, Vassilios Papageorgiou, to deal with emergencies and manage the consequences that arose due to the infamous earthquakes that hit the wider region.
The state of emergency is valid from the date of occurrence of the phenomenon and for one (6) months, ie until September 03, 2021.
Meanwhile, on Monday, the conclusion of the scientists is expected to be ready for the 5,9 Richter earthquake that occurred last night in Elassona. According to the governor of Thessaly, Costas Agorastos who participated in the meeting of seismologists, the entire scientific community was in Damasi to monitor the phenomenon and the result will be ready on Monday.
Regarding the aftershocks, he said that 70% occurs in the first week after the main earthquake, while addressing the residents, Mr. Agorastos called on them to close their ears to the rumors and to listen only to the scientific community. At the same time, he stressed that the citizens should not in any case enter the houses that have been deemed unsuitable.
It is reminded that in the morning a wide meeting was held at the headquarters of the Region of Thessaly, under the secretary general. Civil protection, Vassilios Papageorgiou. In fact, Mr. Lekkas earlier in the morning, referring to the two strong earthquakes in Elassona, spoke about a phenomenon that I have not encountered again.
Meanwhile, the governor of Thessaly, Costas Agorastos, asked not to apply the measures for the coronavirus in the Larissa PE from tomorrow, at a time when the area has joined the deep red.
At the same time, the recordings of the buildings damaged by the double blow of Egelados continue in the affected areas of the Prefecture of Larissa.
As stated in Athens 9.84, the mayor of Tyrnavos Giannis Kokouras, many old buildings have been damaged, while there is stress even in modern buildings due to the strong seismic sequence.
"There is great concern and intense fear among the residents. We had another difficult night. "Where we said that the situation eased, there was a second earthquake at night and people were shocked," said Mr. Kokouras.
Authorities are urging citizens to be extra careful, not to enter buildings that have been damaged to avoid injury, and to follow their instructions faithfully.
All the Civil Protection forces (Fire Brigade, Hellenic Police, EKAB, Local Authorities AD and B grade), as well as the 1st, 2nd, 7th and 8th Special Disaster Management Units (EMAK) of the Fire Brigade, are on full alert so that to intervene immediately to provide any assistance to citizens, in accordance with the general plan "Egelados" to deal with emergencies and immediate / short-term management of the consequences of earthquakes.