Government announces raft of state support measures for flood-stricken parts of Crete
A government task force visiting flood-stricken Crete on Sunday announced a package of support measures that will include the immediate disbursement of 400,000 euros to the municipality of Malevizi and immediate payment of compensation to those affected by the disaster from State Support funds.
Alternate Interior Minister Stelios Petsas expressed his condolences for the deaths of two people swept away by the flood water and pledged that the government will do everything possible to help survivors "get back to normality" after the damage caused by the flash floods.
"We will begin immediately with repairing the damage. This has already started to be recorded by teams from the region," he said, adding that the infrastructure ministry will assist the region's services for a faster recovery.