Fire-ravaged Greek island of Evia hit by floods and mudslides

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 12:34:24 GMT 8

Fire-ravaged Greek island of Evia hit by floods and mudslides


Experts say loss of forests, which act as natural flood control mechanism, has worsened impact of heavy rain

Storms and heavy rains have laid bare the sheer scale of the destruction wreaked by massive fires on the Greek island of Evia, with communities now forced to deal with flooding and mudslides.

After a summer of record temperatures igniting unprecedented wildfires across Greece, authorities in affected regions have now been put on the defensive as the nation has been hit by a second bout of severe weather in less than a week.

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