More than three thousand houses in Crete have so far been deemed uninhabitable, after the recent earthquake in Arkalochori. To date, engineers of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport have conducted more than six thousand structural inspections.
The inspections concern residences, business premises and Public buildings of the affected areas in the Municipalities of Minoa – Pediada, Archanes – Asterousia, Heraklion, Malevizi, Lassithi Plateau, Gortyna, Hersonissos, Viannos, Phaistos and Ierapetra.
More specifically, to date, autopsies have been carried out in 6,210 buildings, of which 5,147 houses. Of these, 3,074 have been deemed uninhabitable.
In addition, 268 business premises have been inspected, of which 151 were deemed unsuitable. Regarding the religious structures and public buildings, 154 out of 363 autopsies have been characterised as “yellow”, while in 432 other buildings (warehouses, stables) 363 were deemed uninhabitable.