As meteorologists updated the forecast of storm ELIAS on Tuesday, residents in Peloponnese, on the islands of Kefalonia, Zakynthos, Ithaca, northern Evia as well as in the western suburbs of Athens/Attica, in Evrytania, Fthiotida, Fokida, Viotia and Magnisia started to receive emergency messages via <112> as from Tuesday noon. The messages warned them of “dangerous weather phenomena” with strong thunderstorms and hail-falls forecast for the next 24 hours.
It looks, though, as if residents of certain areas in Attica received the alert message by … mistake made by the mobile phone antennas of the prefecture of Viotia, north of Attica, Mega TV and other media reported.
Though the warning messages, Greece’s Civil Protection calls on residents to limit their movements during the phenomena and to follow the instructions of authorities.
Authorities as well as the residents especially in the flooded-areas of central Greece are on high alert trying to avoid one more disaster and more damages in their already damaged lives.
Residents of Volos place sacks with sand n front of their houses to protect them from possible floods caused by storm ELIAS.
Greece’s “Smart City” of Trikala, Central Greece, Monday night, Sept 25, after an hour of rain.
UPDATED WEATHER WARNING BY EMY
The National Meteorological Service EMY updated on Tuesday it’s RED ALERT weather warning.
According to latest forecast data:
Tuesday, Sept 26: heavy rains and storms are forecast in places in the Ionian Sea, the mainland (except Macedonia and Thrace), the Sporades islands, northern Evia and northern Peloponnese.
The highest rainfall levels will occur:
a) in Thessaly (in the prefectures of Karditsa, Trikala, Magnesia and the southern parts of the prefecture of Larissa),
b) Epirus (in the prefectures of Arta and Preveza),
c) in Sterea (in Aetoloakarnania, Evrytania, Phthiotida and gradually in Phocis and the western parts of Boeotia) and
d) in the northern Peloponnese (in the prefectures of Achaia and the western parts of the prefecture of Corinthia).
Wednesday, Sept 27: locally heavy rains and storms are forecast in the central and southern mainland, that is in Thessaly, Sterea and Peloponnese, in the Sporades, Evia, western Crete and possibly intermittently in the western Cyclades, the western and southern parts of Attica and the northern Aegean.
It should be noted that the highest rainfall levels will occur in the prefectures of Karditsa, in the eastern and southern parts of the prefectures of Magnesia, Evrytania, Fthiotida, Fokida, Boeotia, in the Sporades and in northern Evia.
Thursday, Sept 28: locally heavy rains and storms are forecast until noon in the Sporades, Magnesia, Evia (mainly the north), Fthiotida and Boeotia.
Gradually the phenomena of storm weather ELIAS will weaken.
EMY’s emergency bulletins are updated every twelve hours and for more details on the development of the weather, refer to the regular weather bulletins and the website of EMY (www.emy.gr).