Two houses collapsed in Sfakia - Houses in Fragokastelo were evacuated
- 26 February, 2019
By miracle there was no landslide injury in the area of Sfakia - Closed roads - After 3 days the electricity was restored - No phones in Askyfou
Destructive was the passage of bad weather in Sfakia, which for three days remained without electricity, testing the resistance of the residents, who in several cases were cut off even from heating their homes, due to the interruption of electricity.
Two old houses, one in Chora Sfakion and one in Argoules, collapsed, while for precautionary reasons residents in Frangokastelo were forced, following instructions from the authorities, to leave their homes as there were floods in part of the area.
And in the case of Sfakia there were extensive landslides and many fallen rocks, which resulted in the closing of roads while there was no accident by miracle. The road to Draská, at the exit of the Imvros gorge, and a section between Patsianos and Frangokastello is still closed.
Also, as shown in the photos, the road that connects Aradena to Phoenix and Lykos was closed. The mayor of Sfakia, during yesterday's meeting at the Chania Prefecture, in the presence of the Minister of Infrastructure, Mr. Xantzis, asked the Minister about the problems that have been presented to the road network for their immediate restoration. Technical teams, under the direction and in cooperation with the municipality, are working at the locations of the blocked roads.
There are also problems in Telecoms in Askyfou - where the highest rainfall rates have been recorded nationwide - with residents not being able to communicate by phone for a second day.Rocks "landed" in the area of Sfakia
A tremendous rock rolled and landed on the road by dragging a tree and falling over the ANENDYK ferry company's kiosk as well as on a electricity pole. Indeed, it looks like a second huge rock is located on the top of the hill and was stopped by a tree trunk.
It is a fortune that there were no injured from the landslide.
From: https://flashnews.gr/post/381485/epesan ... stelo-fwto