As apples were almost ripe for harvesting, the worst storms in more than a century struck Greece’s breadbasket in Thessaly. Now, farmers face millions of euros in damage from the flooding. They will be lucky to salvage a third of their crop, and this, in turn, depends on the reestablishment of the wrecked access roads to their orchards.
As bad as the damage suffered by the Pilion farmers was, their peers in the plain were hit by even greater devastation from last week’s disastrous floods that left 16 people dead, days after wildfires killed 20 people in northeastern Greece.
The storms flooded 720 square kilometers (280 square miles), mostly prime farmland, totally destroying crops. They also swamped hundreds of buildings, broke the country’s railway backbone, savaged rural roads and bridges and killed tens of thousands of livestock.
Source - https://www.freshplaza.com