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Storm ELIAS bring massive flooding in Volos and Pilion (videos)

Residents of Volos in the Magnissia prefecture were ordered to stay indoors by police as of 18:40 on Wednesday and were forbidden to travel, as storm ELIAS hits the region with very heavy rainfalls since the afternoon, flooding roads, basements, home and businesses. Dozens of people are reportedly trapped in …

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Storm ELIAS floods Evia, causes problems in other regions (videos)

Storm ELIAS is testing with floods the residents of the island of Evia since the early morning hours of Wednesday. The severe weather phenomena flooded whole villages mostly in the northern part of the island and sent people on roof tops. Bridges collapsed when rivers and streams overflowed, landslides blocked …

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ELIAS Updated: Storm Warning to citizens of Ionian islands, central Greece, Peloponnese

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 …

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Storm ELIAS: Part of Patras-Athens highway closed due to landslide

Storm Elias already started to hit Greece and the heavy rainfall in Aigio, northern Peloponnese, caused a landslide. The rocks fell on the Patras-Athens highway with the effect that the old highway has been closed to traffic and so are parts of the new highway. The landslide occurred at the …

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Storm ELIAS upgraded to RED category; 112 message to citizens in central Greece

Α message via the 112 emergency number was sent to residents of Thessaly, Fthiotida, the Sporades islands and north Evia on Sunday warning them of bad weather front called ELIAS forecast to hit these areas as of Monday, September 25, 2023. According to the message, there will be: “Dangerous weather …

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Von der Leyen hails Elias Giovanidis as example of solidarity and kindness

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen hailed Elias Giovanidis as an example of solidarity throughout the pandemic. The 24-year-old Greek Roma has been a volunteer at a food bank in Thessaloniki,  providing meals for families struggling due to the Covid-19 crisis. Recognizing the immense weight of the …

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EU Agriculture Commissioner visits flooded Thessaly (video)

European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski on Thursday visited areas of Thessaly affected by the flooding caused by the destructive storms, Daniel and Elias. Following an invitation by Rural Development and Foods Minister Lefteris Avgenakis, Wojciechowski flew with a helicopter over the flooded areas in Thessaly, visited farms and talked …

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Samaria Gorge closed to visitors on Sept 29, due to weather

The Natural Environment and Climate Change Organization has decided to close the Samaria Gorge on the island of Crete on Friday, September 29, 2023 after taking into account the meteorological forecast for rainfalls in the Gorge and the wider area. The decision has been reportedly taken for the safety of …

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Helicopter crashes in North Evia – Two on board (video)

A helicopter crashed in the sea off northern Evia short after taking off from Mantoudi village in northern Evia. The pilot and allegedly one passenger were on board. Search And Rescue (SAR) operation underway. At the time of the crash, there was a strong rainfall, haze, low cloudiness and bad …

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Spectacular Waterspout in Evia (video)

A spectacular waterspout occurred in the island of Evia. The unique phenomenon , especially due to its size, was recorded by a local resident, Spiros Sorips and posted on social media. Video: The island of Evia was hit by stormy weather front ELIAS on Wednesday, casuing floods and destruction in …

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SYRIZA MEP Georgoulis resigns over “sexual harassment” complaint

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola announced at the plenary session in Strasbourg on Monday that she had received a request from the competent Belgian authorities to lift the parliamentary immunity of MEP Alexis Georgoulis. “I received a request from the competent Belgian authorities to lift the parliamentary immunity of Alexis …

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Greece warning: Powerful winds in the Aegean may affect sea traffic

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued a warning for the sea traffic due to powerful northern winds in the  Aegean Sea. Gusty winds many disrupt sea traffic. Winds blowing with intensity of 7 to 8 Beaufort and locally up to 9 are forecast on Thursday, EMY warned in its emergency …

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Police sends to prosecutor websites, social media accounts spreading anti-vaxxer content

The Greek Police Department for Prosecuting Electronic Crime announced on Tuesday that an ordered investigation had uncovered incriminating evidence on four websites and six social media accounts by coronavirus- and vaccination-deniers, who have been encouraging people not to get vaccinated and file lawsuits against doctors, teachers and police officers. According …

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Residents evacuated, houses burned down when wildfire broke out at resort near Athens

Greek authorities ordered outlying parts of the coastal resort town Nea Makri near Athens evacuated late Monday after a large wildfire broke out in the area. At least two houses and several vehicles were burned down, but no injuries to residents or firefighters were reported. Γαμω την τρέλα μου.. και …

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