The efforts of the state apparatus and local authorities in Chalkidiki focus on the recording of damage and the healing of wounds, following the storm’s deadly passage that left behind seven dead and dozens injured.

Following the shock of human losses and the images of biblical destruction caused by the intense storm, the area’s residents are battling against time in trying to deal with the problems caused by the extreme weather phenomena.

The infrastructure’s immediate restoration is of crucial importance for the operation of the region’s businesses, that suffered a serious blow to the tourist season.

Meanwhile, the electricity rehabilitation works are continuing. According to the Environment and Energy minister Kostis Hatzidakis, the electricity will be restored “around midday or a little later” in the whole of Chalkidiki.