Greece Will Give €300,000 to Earthquake-Stricken Areas

ATHENS — The amount of 300,000 euros will be given to all the municipalities that were afflicted by the regional earthquakes earlier in the week in central Greece, said Alternate Interior Minister Stelios Petsas on Saturday.

The cash aid will be provided to the municipalities of Tyrnavos, Elassona and Farkadona, so that local residents can then be given amounts ranging from 600 to 6,000 euros, so as to deal with immediate emergencies, the minister underlined.

By Tuesday, he added, housing units will be installed to accommodate village residents at the area of Elassona, he added. These housing units will be installed after they have first been provided with a water and power supply.

The rapid housing of people in regional villages is a priority, he added, while 37 trailer homes will also arrive there on Saturday.

Petsas is visiting these areas on Saturday alongside Thessaly Governor Kostas Agorastos and Mayors of Tyrnavos Giannis Kokouras and of Elassona Nikos Gatsas.

"We are here to deal with a catastrophic earthquake," he noted, "but fortunately there were no casualties."

Meanwhile, a state of emergency was on Friday declared in the municipality of Tyrnavos and the municipal unit of Potamia within the Elassona municipality, both in the Larissa regional unit, as well as the municipality of Farkadona in the Trikala regional unit, in order to address the emergency needs and management of the repercussions of the strong earthquake in these areas on March 3.


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