I asked this morning the Minister of Interior, the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and the Regional Governor of the Ionian Islands, in the context of their powers, to declare the prefecture of Kefalonia and Ithaca in a state of emergency.
The rapid rainfall of the last few hours exacerbates the problems caused by stormy winds during the night in Kefalonia and Ithaca.
In order to restore networks you will need:
Overruns of procedures that would be followed in normal conditions, for allocating funds by way of deviation of time-consuming procedures
Mobilization of large-scale rehabilitation mechanisms by recruiting the entire state machine
Implementation of special plans to address the consequences of bad weather
There will then be a need to record the damage to private properties and their compensation where provided.
Until the intensity of weather is reduced, the protection of human life is first. Citizens should follow Civil Protection instructions and avoid unnecessary movements.