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Problems in Corfu due to heavy downpour

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11 Οκτωβρίου 2022 / 09:28

CORFU. Police are diverting traffic between Messonghi junction and Ai Matthias.

The Fire Department and Civil Protection Service are having to seal with problems caused by the adverse weather conditions.

South Corfu was hit hard by the downpour especially on the Messonghi road and police are diverting traffic between Messonghi junction and Ai Matthias.



Lefkimmi Health Centre was flooded. Employees tried to clear the water with whatever means were available, such as towels and mops.




Photo: FB/Efi Trimpou


Photo: FB/Efi Trimpou


Photo: Ourania Nikomani

The Ionian Islands Regional Administration and the local municipality are taking action to deal with the problems in South Corfu. Deputy Regional Governors Kostas Zorbas and Nikos Miliotis are going to the area and Mayor Kostas Lessis is inspecting Moraitika and Messonghi.

The South Corfu Deputy Mayor for Technical Works Mr. Kourtesis told ERA Kerkyra that the serious flooding happened at around 7-8am due to the heavy downpour and the water levels in some areas in Moraitika at the Lioumpa junction were as high as 20-30cm.

Municipal vehicles and the Fire Department are on standby to respond wherever needed. Some walls have also collapsed on the Boukari-Messonghi shore road and the road has been temporarily closed to traffic.

Mr. Kourtesis said that work is underway to reopen the road.

School yards have also been flooded at Lefkimmi Junior High and the 1st Melikio school and efforts are being made to clear them. He said that noone was in danger.

Agios Gordios



Stream overflowing in Linia, Argyrades



The Fire Department had four callouts to pump out flood water but in the end only two of them needed their assistance. They were also called out to remove a tree which had fallen in Agios Prokopios.

Ferry services, however, are operating normally both from Corfu and Lefkimmi.

A large branch from a tree also fell on the 2nd Childcare Centre but the Green Service was able to remove it immediately.



Corfu Airport

Aircraft are having difficulty landing due to low visibility. One plane from Frankfurt couldn't land and had to be diverted to Brindisi and another from Munich is still (09:25) circling the airport waiting to land.

Earlier four flights were delayed by 20-30 minutes.