Greece’ National Meteorological Service has issued a weather warning with regards to the phenomena along the path of Mediterranean Cyclone Zorbas that is currently sweeping across the country.
At the same time, Civil Protection is appealing at citizens and especially motorists to keep with protection measures and to not take risks.
Sunday noon, the cyclone is striking the Sporades islands, Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonisos.
Sunday, 30 Sept 2018
Rainfalls, locally torrential are forecast for East Sterea, Evia, Thessaly, islands of the North and Eastern Aegean Sea and the Dodecanese.
Thunderstorms in Aegean islands and Dodecanese.
Centrla Macedonia – mainly Halkidiki –
The phenomena will gradually weaken on Sunday evening initially in East Sterea and later in Evia and Thessaly.
Towards the evening, the weather phenomena will intensify in Central Macedonia – mainly Halkidiki -, East Macedonia and Thrace.
Wind intensity with 8-9 Beaufort in Central and North Aegean Sea.
Monday, October 1, 2018
Rainfalls, partly very strong in Central and East Macedonia, Thrace, islands of Eastern Aegean Sea and the Dodecanese where also thunderstorms will occur.
The phenomena will weaken as of noon time.
Wind intensity 7-8 Beaufort in North Aegean Sea. They will gradually weaken.
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Civil Protection appeal
At a press conference Sunday noon, the Secretary General of Greek Civil Protection Giannis Tafyllis appealed at citizens to keep the recommended protection measures during the extreme weather phenomena and especially to not cross streams, rivers and flooded roads.
It was mostly drivers’ recklessness that had the Fire Service running around in the last 24 hours to evacuate motorists from their vehicles trapped in the waters.
Two drivers and a passenger are missing in Evia. Also in Evia, a woman and her child were rescued by firefighters. The car’s engine died out as they were driving in a flooded road.
A 40-year-old woman was rescued in the last moment in Kiato Peloponnese, when her car was about to be swept away by rushing waters.
On a TV report, an elderly man said that he was trapped in waters. “I thought, I can drive through the waters, but the engine died out.” He was rescued by some friends.
More information on Medicane Zorbas and the havoc it is creating in Greece here.