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Severe Weather: CP recommendations to islands residents in East Aegean

Greece’s Civil Protections has issued a “strong recommendation” warning for the residents of four islands regional units in the Eastern Aegean Sea due to weather change with heavy rainfalls, thunderstorms and stormy winds.

The warning issued late on Thursday refers to the Regional Units of the islands: Ikaria, Samos, Lesvos and Chios

The Secretary General of Civil Protection, Vassilis Papageorgiou, strongly recommends that residents of the Regional Units of Ikaria, Samos, Lesvos and Chios  be especially careful and to follow specific instructions, due to the new change that the weather with main features  heavy rains and storms, as well as very strong winds. The severe weather conditions are expected to last until the morning hours of Friday, December 11, 2020.

The Secretary General of Civil Protection strongly recommends to the residents of Ikaria, Samos, Lesvos and Chios to:

– avoid any unnecessary movement during severe weather conditions and secure doors and windows tightly, always keeping in mind in case of torrents forming to move to the highest points of the house.

– do not cross torrents, streams or flooded roads for any reason, on foot or by vehicle, if they find themselves in this position. For no reason.

– in any case, follow the relevant announcements in the media and follow the instructions of the Authorities.

“We are on alert – We are on alert – We are following the instructions”, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection states in a statement and publishes websites with detailed instructions for floods https: /bit.ly/2FpWn5k, storms and stormy winds: .ly / 3lCdFLR and severe weather https://bit.ly/34RCaxI.

Also, the citizens can be informed about the evolution of the weather phenomena in the regular weather reports of EMY and on the website of EMY in the electronic address www.emy.gr. For information and announcements regarding the prevailing situation and the passability of the road network due to the inflow of flood waters in it, the citizens can visit the website of EL.AS. www.astynomia.gr. For more information and instructions for self-protection from severe weather conditions, citizens can visit the website of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection at www.civilprotection.gr.

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