Kefalonia – Ianos: 100 tons of water per acre – 70% of the island without electricity and boats on land

In Kefalonia in Agia Efimia, Karavomylos, Lixouri and Skala the residents woke up this morning (if they slept) and saw these images. The rain has not stopped nor is it forecast for the next few hours. The meteorological station of Faraklaton recorded that 100 tons of water fell per acre!

 

Throughout the island of Kefalonia from early in the morning there are power supply problems in many areas, as power pylons have broken. According to the mayor of Lixouri, George Katsivelis, 70% of Kefalonia is currently without electricity. The cause is the fall of trees and pylons of PPC from the cyclone. The crews are stuck due to the intensity of the phenomena. Speaking to the First Program he said it could take up to 2 days for the damage to be fully repaired.

 

 Hundreds of trees and branches have also fallen, causing problems on the island’s road network.

Gepostet von Tolias Moustakis am Donnerstag, 17. September 2020

The biggest problem occurs in Agia Efimia of the municipality of Sami, where the heavy rainfall combined with the high intensity of the winds created torrents with mud and carried materials.

Also in the same area, according to information from the municipality, the strong winds, which during the night reached 11 Beaufort, took three sailboats ashore and at least four more have sunk in the port. In Agia Efimia, from the torrent that was created, there was an influx of water in shops.

Τώρα στο Ληξούρι

Gepostet von Spuraggelos Damoylianos Alivizatos am Donnerstag, 17. September 2020

Καταστροφή Αγία ευφημια τέλος

Gepostet von Makis Papadatos am Donnerstag, 17. September 2020

source -newsit.gr

10 thoughts on “Kefalonia – Ianos: 100 tons of water per acre – 70% of the island without electricity and boats on land

  • September 18, 2020 at 2:15 pm
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    All residents are in our thoughts and prayers .

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    • September 19, 2020 at 9:31 pm
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      So sorry to see all this devastation in the wonderful village of Agia Effimia today. Our thoughts are with everyone affected. What a terrible way to end a very difficult season. Good luck to everyone in our favourite place on our favourite island.

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      • September 20, 2020 at 8:20 am
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        A huge shout out to the owners ofPoseidon restaurant and apartments……for opening up and providing lovely food (albeit very limited choice) during this dreadful storm
        Also to the bakery opposite the port kiosk.

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  • September 18, 2020 at 9:17 pm
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    I hope all are trying to keep as safe as possible… This is the first year in about 20yrs we’ve not been there at this time of year I can’t believe the devastation this is causing this small island…. Our thoughts are with them.

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    • September 20, 2020 at 9:34 pm
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      We were in a villa half way between Karavomylos and Poulata during the storm and it was very frightening. Hats off to all the people that worked so hard to open the road out of Sami to Argostoli.

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  • September 18, 2020 at 10:48 pm
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    Thoughts are with everyone affected. Such a beautiful island.

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  • September 19, 2020 at 12:12 pm
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    We’ve been to Kefalonia and loved the island. We met some of the lovely friendly wonderful people on your island our prayers and thoughts are with you now. God bless you all. Sara Ann & Johnny Quirke

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  • September 19, 2020 at 9:28 pm
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    So sorry to see all this devastation in the wonderful village of Agia Effimia today. Our thoughts are with everyone affected. What a terrible way to end a very difficult season. Good luck to everyone in our favourite place on our favourite island.

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    • September 21, 2020 at 8:33 pm
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      I so sorry to see this I love this island the island we come back from this the Greek people are strong

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  • September 20, 2020 at 8:23 pm
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    Just returned from Kefalonia yesterday, never thought we would see anything like that storm. Have been going there since 2001 and have some wonderfull Greek friends there. It is such a beautifull island. I am sure it will return to normal at some point. Our thoughts are with all the islanders, you are wonderfull people and did not deserve this. Stay strong and please know we are all thinking of you.We love you Kefalonia.

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