Approximately 80 percent of the prefecture in Chalkidiki has been out of power since Wednesday's storm, according to Macedonia-Thrace's Hellenic Electricity Distributor Network Operator (HEDNO) chief Ioannis Amanatidis.
Dozens of workers are on the site to restore the damage in the electricity distribution network. "There is terrible destruction. We have a series of broken electricity pillars. We want to track down all damaged items in order to get them replaced," Amanatidis said, adding: "We are aiming to have restored electricity in 70 pct of the region by the evening. We will start from the urban clusters, cities and towns."