State of emergency declared on Hydra island due to power and water outages



The Greek island of Hydra, a one-hour ferry ride from the capital's port of Piraeus, has been declared in a state of emergency, upon request of the Attica Region, as there is no electricity or water supply on the island since the early hours of Saturday.

Since 5:30 a.m on Saturday, Hydra has had no electricity due to a problem in the substation of the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO) in Kranidi. HEDNO crews have been trying to restore the damage, but it is still unknown when this will be possible.

Hydra’s Mayor Giorgos Koukoudakis told Kathimerini “The island lasted eight hours on its reserves and the power company [PPC] has said that it’s a matter of hours before power is restored.”

“You understand that the island has a lot of visitors right now and this forms a very bad impression,” he added.

The Public Power Corporation has sent two power generators to the island and the Greek Navy has sent water tank vessels for water supply.