Complete destruction of crops as well as serious damage to houses and the electricity network caused a downpour that hit the wider area of Karditsa yesterday Sunday afternoon.
After the municipalities of Palamas and Sofada, the municipality of Karditsa is also suffering huge losses, with the mayor V. Tsiakos stating that the destruction of the crops in the villages of Paliouri, Kallifoni, Zaimi, Ptelopoula, Melissa, Prodromos, Myrini and Makrichi is
At the same time, in the aforementioned communities there have been many falls of trees and electricity poles, as a result of which most of them face an electricity problem as it is difficult to restore them immediately despite the efforts of technicians.
In the city of Karditsa, the phenomena as Mr. Tsiakos pointed out are limited and the pruning of trees that was done by the Prasinos service in the previous period also contributed to this.
Dozens of calls to the Fire Department
The Fire Brigade announced that "after the event of short heavy rain and hail accompanied by very strong local winds in the greater area of Karditsa, the Operations Center of the Fire Brigade, received 80 calls for tree felling and removal of objects.
"Firefighters continue to operate mainly in cutting down trees, several of which fell on the road.
"We ask our fellow citizens and those who drive, to be especially careful in the wider area where the intense phenomena occurred."
All the crops in Makrychori are damaged by the hail and the producers of the area, as well as others in the prefecture of Karditsa, are in despair.
According to the president of the local community, Costas Argyropoulos, the 13.000 acres cultivated in Makrychori were left empty soil. These are mainly cotton, corn and clover crops.
Mr. Argyropoulos said that he contacted ELGA in Larissa and specifically with the director Mr. Papanastasiou and steps are expected to do an autopsy, adding that Myrini, like Prodromos, is facing similar problems.
In addition to the crops, serious damage was caused to barns from which roofs were left, trees fell, while the local community. Makrychori has no electricity.