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Greece Warns of Infectious Diseases After Cyclone Brings Unprecedented Flooding

HeadlineSep 12, 2023

The catastrophic floods in Libya were triggered by Storm Daniel, a rare hurricane-like cyclone in the Mediterranean known as a “medicane.” It’s the same storm that brought unprecedented flooding to Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria last week. In Greece, public health officials are warning residents against using stagnant floodwater, amid fears over the spread of disease while supplies of clean drinking water remain scarce. Nearly a quarter of this year’s crop production was lost to flooding in Greece’s central agriculture-producing region.

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