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News Greece: Drought emergency on Greek islands

Greece on 31st July declared a state of emergency on the Cyclades islands, including the popular holiday destinations of Mykonos and Santorini, because of water shortages caused by a drought and heat wave.

The interior ministry said it took the decision, which amounts to little more than an administrative procedure, to force officials to speed up work on improving water supplies.

The mayor of the island of Kimolos warned the island was without water and the situation was unlikely to improve any time soon.

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Source of information REUTERS
Keyword(s) drought
Geographical coverage Greece
News date 10/08/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH