Agia Roumeli 5 days without water - 25 November, 2018
As the local counselor of Agia Roumeli, Ioannis Tzatzimakis says:
"On Saturday, 17 November, 2018, after very bad weather, from Samaria's gorge descended a large flood that destroyed the water network by a fall of rocks. And where the damage just needed over two hours of work, the settlement of Agia Roumeli stayed without water for 5 days because it was a rough sea and the municipality of Sfakia could not send the village's plumber to repair the damage.
I had to personally go to the gorge in the first phase to see where the damage was and I was able to locate it. I informed the municipality of Sfakia, but as we all know, since there is no road access, the municipality can not send the plumber.
So if the sea does not calm down, when the plumber will come is at the mercy of God.
The village of Agia Roumeli has made for two years a request with 80 signatures from the 100 voters for a rural road from Agios Ioannis to Agia Roumeli. So in an emergency, as in the present days, a crew can come to repair damage like to the water and the electricity networks ... with which we have the same problems every year.
The fact is that the municipality of Sfakia has sent the request to the Region of Crete, so the decision now lies at the Region.
We are expecting an answer, regional leaders. The area of Agia Roumeli is inhabitable in winter by people of the region and it is a shame before God to keep us trapped as if we have done something wrong.
And from our municipality we expect to claim this project more actively and not with the cross in hand.
Also who do not believe that such a project will spoil the forest wealth, and the Region is making a big mistake if they believe so, and we consider such as an excuse. When a fire breaks out and the Fire Brigade can not help, this here will cease to be a nature area, gentlemen, and the area will become charcoal.
Also we like to emphasize that we want a rural road and forest, not buses, not taxis.
Thank you very much and we are waiting for your actions.
The local counselor of Agia Roumeli, Ioannis Tzatzimakis, who seeks nothing more and nothing less than a human life that equals the rest of society."
From: https://flashnews.gr/post/372412/pente- ... ia-roymelh