Hours of absolute agony in North Evia and Ancient Olympia due to the fires that continue to rage and the constant re-ignitions.
The Municipal Community of Elymnia of the Municipality of Limni - Mantoudi - Agia Anna, of the Regional Unit of Evia was declared a state of emergency of civil protection earlier.
In a short time, the Minister of National Defense, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, will announce in detail the decisions taken at the morning broad meeting under the Prime Minister for further active assistance of the Armed Forces in the prevention and management of fires. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will visit the fire-ravaged areas of Ilia.
SYRIZA President Alexis Tsipras is going to Northern Evia.
Dramatic moments for the third 24 hours in the area, where a total of 13 settlements have been evacuated. At dawn, Amelantes and Kerameia were evacuated, while earlier an order was given to evacuate Kechries. Skepasti has already been evacuated, where there is a great resurgence.
Another active front is burning in Daphne. However, the settlement is not threatened.
The fire is so big that the airs that came late are not enough. If the forces are not strengthened, nothing will happen, stressed Stratos Kouzouvounas, president of the Local Community of Kechria Evia, in ATHENS984.
If the fire passes in a solid forest, things will be very difficult and if it moves towards the Aegean, it will threaten many settlements, George Kelaiditis, Deputy Regional Governor of Evia, stressed in ATHENS984.
Shocking were the images recorded yesterday in Rovies and Limni where the flames literally reached the sea.
There were also evacuations of settlements in Ilia and Ancient Olympia, where there were continuous revivals. A little while ago, through 112, an evacuation order was given for the wider area of Helidoni in Ilia.
An effort is being made to limit and limit the fire so that it does not enter the archeological site, but also the city, said earlier from Ancient Olympia the Minister of Citizen Protection Michalis Chrysochoidis.
The Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias, spoke yesterday about 7 fires that broke out at the site, almost simultaneously, leaving suspicions of arson.
Revivations occurred earlier in Melpeia, Municipality of Oichalia, in Messinia. The main front is located in the area of Diavolitsi.
The fire that broke out in a forest area in the Skouraika area of Samos was brought under full control earlier.
The fires in Central and Western Macedonia presented a better picture shortly after 10 in the morning.
Two aircraft are operating in the country from Sweden, while in the afternoon 81 French firefighters will arrive, a pedestrian section from France, as the two countries responded to the request for help of our country in the European Civil Protection Mechanism.
The residents of Varybobi, where the Municipality of Acharnes has been declared in a state of emergency, are also measuring their wounds.
The Transit of the vehicles of the permanent residents in the area is controlled.
Ongoing meeting at the offices of the Attica Region, in order to launch measures to support and alleviate the victims. There are dozens of homes and many businesses that have been destroyed and the damage in a city of enormous natural beauty is incalculable. The mistakes that have arisen from our case must be learned as a lesson. All this is not accidental, stressed in ATHENS984 the deputy mayor of Acharnes, Michalis Brettos. He appealed to the citizens to continue calling the call center of the Municipality for the process of recording the damages in order to receive the legal compensations.
The Greek Red Cross calls on the world to collect long-lasting food for families affected by the fire.
Food and everything else that can be offered are collected from Monday to Friday, from 7.30 in the morning until two and a half in the afternoon at the Central Warehouse of the Hellenic Red Cross at 111-113 Astrou Street, in Kolonos and at the Head Office at 1 Lykavittou Street , in Kolonaki. Operation of a psycho-social support line for the victims at 10306.
EMY announced an emergency bulletin of worsening weather. As of tomorrow, the heatwave is expected to end in most areas and strong winds and locally strong thunderstorms in Macedonia and Thrace. The temperature will drop significantly in western and northern Greece, where it will not exceed 36 degrees Celsius. However, from Monday to Wednesday the temperature will rise again and will reach the central and southern continents up to 40 to 42 degrees Celsius while then it will drop again.
Very high risk of fire, risk category 4 is foreseen for today in many areas according to the Forecast Chart of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection.
The three air-conditioned halls of the Municipality of Athens are open, for the protection of vulnerable citizens in Neos Kosmos, Kolokynthos and Lamprini.
At the front of the pandemic 2.856 new cases in the last 24 hours in the country, of which 830 in Attica and 260 in Thessaloniki .192 patients are treated by intubation. 16 people ended up.
And the weather: Mercury is soaring today in Attica. The temperature will range from 27 to 43 degrees Celsius. 37 points, at this time, in Technopolis, here, in Gazi.