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Torrential rains flood Chalkidiki, thunder kills shepherd in Western Greece

Barometric low ‘Medusa’ swept through the middle leg of Chalkidiki (Halkidiki) on Monday, flooding roads and camping areas, basements and hotel rooms. Boats sank and camping trailers were swept away. Media report of tourists who fled the area thus causing traffic jam on the roads. The region of Chalkidiki attracts …

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One dead, flooded homes and agricultural land as summer storms strike Greece

One man lost his life, homes and shops were flooded and agricultural products were destroyed when storms stroke several regions in Greece. In the city of Lamia in Central Greece, a 62-year-old man lost his life in a sequence of tragic events. He had called the fire brigades to pump …

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Crete: Strong rainstorms damage roads, cause landslides (pcts, video)

A strong rainstorm that hit the Chania prefecture in Western Crete on Friday night turned roads into rivers  and caused extensive damage to the road network. The heavy rainfalls triggered landslides across the rural and national roads. According to e-kriti.gr, the fire brigades received more than 25 calls to pump …

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Strong rainstorm floods the island of Lesvos (picts, videos)

A tough night for the island of Lesvos: Strong rainfall and hail had houses and shops flooded, drivers trapped in roads turned into rivers and left large areas without electricity for several hours. Plomari and Kalloni are the regions most struck by the bad weather, in Kalloni schools are closed …

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Floods in Zakynthos: Missing man found dead

Research for man who went missing in the floods of Zakynthos have been concluded with the worst possible way: the body of the 33-year-old man was found Sunday afternoon by locals. The body of the young man was found among the mud the waters had left behind, three kilometers away …

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Rainstorms flood Athens and Zakynthos, one man missing (picts, videos)

It’s short before midnight at the square of Dafni, a suburb in southern Athens. We are sitting outdoors in a cafe, sipping on our beer, trying to recover from the punch in the stomach after having watched Ken Loach’s social drama I, Daniel Blake. We cannot resist drawing the bureaucratic …

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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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Dramatic rescue of bus passengers trapped in floods (video, picts)

A public bus got trapped in  a “lake” created by the heavy rainfall of Thursday in Koufalia area of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. With the driver insisting on driving, the bus was soon covered almost on half height with the waters. The terrified passengers climbed on top of the bus, …

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UPD Stormy weather strikes Greece: 4 dead, 2 missing (video, picts)

The stormy weather that has been striking Greece for the last two days turned especially intensive on Tuesday night across the country. Heavy rainfall and floods caused the death of three people in Messinia, south Peloponnese. Three people have been missing in Peloponnese and in Nea Michaniona in Thessaloniki in …

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Greece in the grip of snow and floods – one dead

For a second time this winter, Greece is in the grip of snow weather, with low temperatures, frost but also floods. It has been reportedly snowing since Sunday and millions of snow flakes are falling in the mountains surrounding Athens, as well. The snow weather is causing a lot of …

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One dead in Athens, after heavy rainfall causes floods Greece

A wave of storm with heavy rainfall and strong thunderstorms hit Greece last night, causing floods in western Peloponnese but also on the island of Kos in the east and the capital Athens. The area of Kyllini has been declared in “state of emergency”. Two people were trapped in their …

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Torrential rains cause floods in Mandra (pcts, video)

Streets turned into rivers, houses and shops have been flooded, people were trapped in masses of running waters, vehicles were swept away and power was cut in several areas in the west of Attica prefecture not far away form the Greek capital. Nea Peramos, Megara and Mandra were especially hit …

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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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Incredible rainfall floods Crete; monster abandons puppy in the storm

 Strong rainfall and gale winds hit the island of Crete Tuesday night causing unprecedented floods and putting people and animals in danger. The area most affected is the Irakleion prefecture where firefighters rescued some 60 people: men, women, children and elderly have climbed to roof tops to escape the water …

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