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Fire Risk warning Aug 4-5: Attica, Aegean islands & other regions

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued one more fires risk warning for Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5, 2018. For several regions in Greece there is Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3), the Civil Protection notes.

At Very High and High Risk of fires are the islands in the North, Central and East Aegean Sea as well as the Attica region, the south of Evia and the south of Sporades island group and the West Peloponnese.

Analytically:

 

Saturday, Aug 4 2018

Very High Risk of Fire for:

Attica Prefecture

Sterea Prefecture:  Viotia, Evia, Skyros  in Sporades island group

South Aegean: The Cyclades island group

North Aegean islands: Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria

Peloponnese: Corinth Prefecture, Argolida Prefecture

For regions marked with Yellow, there is High Risk for Fires (Level 3). Blue marks regions with Medium Risk and Green with Low Risk.

“In areas with lightning striking in forests and forest areas the risk increases,” the Civil Protection stresses.

Sunday, Aug 5 2018

Very High Risk of Fire for:

Attica Prefecture

Sterea Prefecture:  Viotia, Evia, Skyros  in Sporades island group

South Aegean: The Cyclades island group

North Aegean islands: Lesvos, Chios

Peloponnese: Corinth Prefecture, Argolida Prefecture

“In areas with lightning striking in forests and forest areas the risk increases,” the Civil Protection stresses.

North wind in large parts of the Aegean is forecast to be blowing on Saturday,  August 4th, with an average intensity of 6 – 7 Beaufort, locally and at times above 8 Beaufort.

According to meteo, especially in Central Aegean Sea wind gusts are forecast to reach a speed of 90 km/h on Saturday and Sunday, 4-5 August 2018.

The Civil Protection recommends that citizens be very careful and avoid acts outdoors that can cause fire by negligence, such as throwing lit cigarettes, burning dry vegetation and small branches (twigs) and branches or cleaning residues, using sparking machines such as circular saws, welding devices, the use of outdoor grills etc.

The Civil Protections reminds that setting fields on fire is prohibited during the “anti-fire season” in the summer months.

In the event of a fire, citizens should immediately notify the Fire Service by calling number <199>

On Civil Protection website you can find useful Protection Guidelines  about what exactly to avoid, and what to do if fire is close to your home. the info is available also in English.

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