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The flow and ebb and flow

Perhaps some readers will find this mini-photo diary of recent extreme weather events worth pondering. The images are from the days after the first flood, during the second flood, and the results of the second flood. The images also enlarge somewhat.
The second flood was not as devastating as the first as the steam beds had already cleaned themselves during the “big” flood. Water was able to flow freely without too many back ups yet still carried mostly small stones (as opposed to boulders and trees), gravel and the plastic bags that the water missed the first time.

The aid money promised by the government has not arrived yet.

For the weather summary of October 2015 SEE the end of this post. The chart is courtesy of Yiannis Chatzitrakosas  and http://penteli.meteo.gr/stations/skopelos/. Yiannis is the founder of www.skopelosweb.gr  .

The Army digs after the first flood

The Army digs after the first flood. Eventually they will clear out down to 3 meters from the road level and the trench will be as wide as the bridge

Same army, same project, same day - the culvert

Same army, same project, same day – the culvert

Same army, same day, same project

Same army, same day, same project

About noontime of the second flood

About noontime of the second flood

Well into the second flood 4:30pm

Well into the second flood 4:30pm

The second flood

The second flood

After the second flood. Mostly smaller stones, mud and gravel fill in one week of the army's work

After the second flood. Mostly smaller stones, mud and gravel fill one week of the army’s work

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Yesterday on OXI day there was a wonderful atmosphere among the people who followed the official ceremony and parade of schoolchildren, scouts and people wearing tradition skopelitan costumes.
It was like people were coming up for air after a long month working very hard and getting their houses and land fixed. People were more concerned with wishing each other well than looking at what everybody was wearing.

Not only were the scouts and school children from the high school present. This year the last 2 classes of the municipal school were also parading and the youngest dancers of dance teacher Suzanna Chrisofos. And of course the ladies with the Greek flag. Here’s a small impression with photos.

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