The Greek government is looking for ways to protect the State on a legislative, operational and scientific level, the day after the national tragedy brought by the devastating fires in Attica. In a meeting the Prime Minister had with the Professor of Atmospheric Physics, Christos Zerefos and the Professor of Geology and Natural Disaster Management, Efthimios Lekkas, he requested their scientific knowledge and experience for dealing with natural disasters.

Enhance the prevention and protection mechanism properly so that we never relive such tragedies. Let the two major tragedies in Mandra and Mati, be the trigger that will bring about significant changes, declared Alexis Tsipras.

We live in a climate of destabilization and we must be ready for everything. Today, we are experiencing the consequences of human intervention. Extraordinary phenomena are now commonplace, stressed Professor Christos Zerefos at the Voice of Greece radio.

We discussed the prospect of creating a National Disaster Response System in order to have fewer victims and disasters in a country that in the coming years, will experience more intense natural phenomena, said Efthimios Lekkas ​​on ERT television.