Villages near River Evros evacuated due to flood threat

The villages of Lagina and Poros near the River Evros in the north of Greece have been evacuated, after serious safety concerns…

The villages of Lagina and Poros near the River Evros in the north of Greece have been evacuated, after serious safety concerns over the recent floods.

The embankment at the major river gave through and as result Lagina was flooded, with more nearby areas facing similar problems. Local authorities are digging dikes to prevent further water from entering the village. The local residents are being transferred via bus to the Soufli.

The District Governor of Eastern Macedonia & Thrace Giorgos Pavlidis stressed that the floods in the area are unprecedented and pointed out that 2,850 cubic meters of water per second are entering from Feres.

The authorities also decided to evacuate the village of Poros near Feres, as it appears that the embankments will not be able to hold for long. Mr. Pavlidis reassured that no lives are in danger.

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