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Spercheios River overflows as new storm batters Greece


The region of Fthiotida in central Greece is on alert after Spercheios River overflew near the village of Frantzi, south of the city of Lamia, with the adjacent agricultural lands flooding.


Police banned traffic on the road that leads to Lamia.

Spercheios River is at the brink of overflowing at two more points and the residents in another nearby village, Komma, have been told to be ready to leave.

“We are on full alert in Fthiotida in the hope that we will avoid the worst,” the regional governor of central Greece, Fanis Spanos, said on Thursday. Earlier in the day he participated in a meeting that discussed the region’s action plan for Fthiotida.