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Powerful storm in North-West Greece causes severe damages

A powerful storm swept throughοut north-western Greece on Saturday causing severe damages mainly in agricultural land, turning roads into rivers and squares into lakes. The biggest damages are been recorded in Athyra, Pella prefecture, where the storm uprooted trees. Many of them fell on the roofs of houses. A centenarian …

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Epirus: Huge rescue operation for snowed-in horses (video)

Twenty horses have been snowed in on the mountains of Epirus in Western Greece and their lives were at risk due to heavy snow and lack of grazing opportunities. A huge rescue operation was set up to move the horses in safety. The horses were trapped in the snow in …

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Greece’s wild beauties: Drakolimni (Drakon Lake) froze within hours

Bad weather sweeps throughout Greece. Especially affected is the mountainous Epirus region in the north-west of the country. The sharp temperature drop frozen Lake Drakolomni (Dragon Lake) within short time creating an amazing landscape at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters. Many locals decided to visit the wild beauty …

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Greece’s wild beauties: Rivers froze in Epirus (video)

It is cold. So cold that rivers freeze. Like in the Epirus area in Northern Greece. Temperatures fell and fell with the effect that the tributaries of Vikos river in Zagoria froze. Enjoy the wonderful video source: epirusgate.gr The area has lots of wild nature beauties and it is worth …

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Hailstorm strikes Athens, floods in Epirus (picts, video)

The temperature was at 23° C, a South wind was blowing, the clouds full of Sahara dust were settled in the sky. Suddenly, dark clouds moved, I saw the first lightning out there in the Saronic Gulf. Within minutes, I heard some clumps hitting the windows. It was hail falling …

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Ioannina: 5.5R earthquake and strong aftershocks had residents spent the night on the streets

A 5.5R earthquake and several aftershocks 4.9-3.2 had the residents of Ioannina and surrounding areas to spent the night on the streets. The main earthquake of 5.5R occurred at 23:14 Saturday night with epicenter the village Pogoni, 12km north-west from the city of Ioannina in Epirus, North-Western Greece. The earthquake …

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8 Greek Armed Forces officers working in refugee camp found positive on TB-screening test

Eight offices of the Greek Armed Forces deployed in a refugee camp in Epirus, north-western Greece, have been found to be positive on skin test Mantoux, a screening tool for tuberculosis (TB). Tests are being conducted for all military personnel in the camp, those found positive undergoing further test, because …

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Arta: Historic stone Bridge of Plaka collapses due to floods

The historic stone bridge of Plaka in Arta, western Greece has been standing over Arachthos river for 148 years. It was the biggest one-stringer bridge in the Balkans. It was constructed by Constantinos Bekas in 1866. The famous pedestrian’s stone bridge collapsed today after strong rainfalls had been falling in …

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