Water supply unsafe to drink for 13 days in Volos

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The water supply remains unsafe for drinking for the 13th consecutive day in the city of Volos from the effects of Storm Daniel in Greece.

Many neighbourhoods were still covered in mud in Volos, the capital of Magnesia, reported amna.gr.

The mud has created problems with air quality as it dried, becoming a fine white dust that covered everything.

The shores of the Pagasetic Gulf remained covered in vast quantities of flotsam and jetsam, making it impossible for those wishing to swim to reach the sea.

Local authorities, along with various organisations, are working tirelessly to find alternative sources of clean water and implement temporary solutions until a long-term resolution can be achieved.

In a small glimmer of hope for the flood-stricken residents of Magnesia, the level of the water at Lake Karla appeared to be gradually subsiding on Sunday, eliminating fears of further flooding in villages close to the lake.

Water level at Lake Karla subsiding. Photo: The National Herald.

The amount of water being fed into the lake by the Pinios River had fallen, while an 11-kilometre tunnel that drains the water of the lake to the Pagasetic Gulf had opened.

Villagers remained vigilant, however, as the floods had raised the level of the lake higher than in 1962, when work to drain it began.

The Laskaridis Foundation has been asked to send the ship “Typhoon” to help clean the area’s beaches. The “Typhoon” has already operated in Pelio, clearing debris at Ai Giannis and Papa Nero.

Source: amna.gr

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