Deadly flood warning from town planning chaos

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Deadly flood warning from town planning chaos
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Climate change and building on riverbeds could leave Cyprus experiencing the type of destructive floods that claimed lives and left many homeless in Greece, officials said on Wednesday.

The environment commissioner, Ioanna Panayiotou, told the House ethics committee that unless a plan is implemented to sort out chaotic town planning, Cyprus could experience major floods.

As climate change progresses, Panayiotou said, the island could face floods like those experienced in Greece last week. The flash flood reportedly was caused by the obstruction of a riverbed, part of...


Deadly flood warning from town planning chaos


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