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15 minutes of rain turn main roads on Santorini into rivers (pictures)

It needed a powerful rainfall that lasted just 15 minutes to show the infrastructure problems on the island of Santorini, a favorite destination for millions of tourists every year. Friday night and the main road of Emborio was turned into a stream of rushing waters sweeping away cars, stones and …

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Torrential rains and closed streams flood large areas in Rodopi, NE Greece (videos)

At least thirty houses were flooded and many animals were drowned when torrential rains fell in the prefecture of Rodopi in North-East Greece and set large parts of the region under water. It rained without a break from Saturday evening until Sunday noon. Roads turned into rivers and several people …

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Scientists link recent flash floods to climate change and man-made causes

“An event like the recent Greek flood cannot be called a ‘natural disaster’ without recognizing the man-made causes exacerbating such events,” said scientists participating in the 7th annual general assembly of the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) held in Athens. In a press release, the …

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Gov’t secures €5million in emergency fund for floods victims, Greece to ask for EU aid

Greece’s Economy Ministry announced on Friday announced that it has secured five million euros in emergency funding from Greece’s Public Investments Programme. The money will be allocated to  cover the immediate needs of flood and natural disaster victims in West Attica and elsewhere in Greece. It is not clear, how …

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The “invisible” victims of flash floods: Help for surviving animals!

Check below for updates, bank and paypal accounts and contact information. It was heartbreaking to watch the dogs of a missing man, probably buried under tons of mud and rubble in the basement of a house Mandra, the area most affected by the deadly flash floods in West Attica.  Fire …

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Death toll reaches 15, still 3 missing in floods. PM Tsipras declares ‘national mourning’

The drama in West Attica floods has no end.  The bodies of more and more people who died in the floods have been recovered. The majority of them were elderly trapped in their homes, unable to escape the powerful force of the rushing waters bring mud and rubble from the …

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+++ Ten people die, several missing in West Attica floods, dramatic rescue operations (videos, picts)

Hour by hour the death toll in West Attica floods is increasing, while an unknown number of missing people has been reported to authorities by concerned relatives. The body of an 82-year-old woman was found by fire fighters short before 10 a.m. Wednesday. The woman was trapped inside her home …

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Four dead, three injured in West Attica floods, tons of water turn towns into mud lakes (videos, picts)

Torrential rains that started in the dawn of Wednesday and kept sending tons of water in Western Attica have flooded homes and shops in Mandra and Nea Peramos, the wider area of Megara as well as parts of the old and the new Athens-Corinth highway. Two elderly lost their lives …

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Extreme weather phenomena leave Symi without power, strike Rhodes and Nafplio (videos, picts)

Powerful rainstorms with gusty winds, hail-falls and lightening  have been striking the islands of Rhodes and Symi in the south-eastern Aegean Sea on Monday. Especially hit is the small remote island of Symi that remains without power for several hours by now. Video posted earlier on Facebook by Symi resident …

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Floods and landslides as heavy storm strikes the island of Samothraki

An unprecedented heavy storm. Streets turned into rivers, walls in the City Hall collapsed, the Health Center and several houses and shops have been flooded and the water supply was cut when a storm hit the island of Samothraki in the Northern Aegean Sea on Monday night. Locals speak of …

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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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