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Fun & duty in Medicane: Surfers, swimmer, delivery boy risk their lives (videos)

While Medicane IANOS started testing the Ionian islands and the West coast of Peloponnese, some water sports fans could not resist the challenge and jump in the water. For a delivery boy in Central Greece, it was a matter of duty to deliver the ordered meal. A 35-year-old man almost …

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Medicane IANOS is heading to Crete, warns Greece’s Meteo Service

Medicane IANOS is heading to the island of Crete, the National Observatory of Athens’ (NOA) Meteo weather service said early afternoon Saturday. According to the latest forecast data of NOA, the center of IANOS was located in the South Ionian. IANOS center located South-West of Peloponnese at 9:30 am Saturday. …

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Two dead, three missing as Medicane Ianos floods central Greece

Two people have been recovered dead and three are missing in Central Greece where Medicane IANOS struck with heavy intensity, flooded large parts of Thessaly and damaged infrastructure. The towns of Karditsa, Farsala and surrounding areas down to the outskirts of Volos are under water, and dozens are still waiting …

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Medicane floods villages, highway in Central Greece, dozens trapped (videos)

With violent and intense force, Medicane Ianos struck the region of Fthiotida in central Greece on Friday noon and flooded homes, businesses and roads, including the part of the national highway between Lamia and Karpenissi. Villages west of the city of Lamia received tons of water for over three hours. …

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Greece Meteo Service updates Medicane weather warning Sept 18-20

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY updated its Red Alert weather warning on Friday noon, as Medicane Ianos appears to have slightly change its course. The Warning is from Friday, 18. September, until Sunday, 20. September 2020. EMY warns of heavy rains and thunderstorms, accompanied by powerful winds of an average …

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Migrants boat in distress as Medicane hits Greece, making rescue almost impossible

A boat carrying migrants and refugees has come in distress off western Peloponnese as Medicane Ianos strikes the area, making the Search and Rescue operation impossible. There are reportedly some 50-55 people on board. One of the passengers has called the emergency international number <112>. Coast guard boats set for …

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Watch Live Course of Medicane IANOS sweeping across Greece

Extreme weather front IANOS reached the sea region between Sicily and Peloponnese early on Thursday and is beginning to intensify. According to the Athens National Observatory it is taking on the characteristics of Mediterranean hurricane. a Medicane. Atmospheric pressure at the center of IANOS was approximately 1,000 hPa and expected …

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Medicane IANOS Greece: RED ALERT Warning for several regions

Medicane IANOS is forecast to hit Greece in the next 24 hours, meteorologists and Civil Protection are warning. In a breaking new appearance on Wednesday evening, head of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias warned citizens of the rare but extra powerful and dangerous weather phenomenon, a Medicane, that it forecast to …

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Greece Extreme Weather: Medicane features, stormy winds up to 10B

Greece’s National Meteorological Service has issued a press release warning of extreme weather phenomena and powerful winds up to 10 Beaufort to strike Greece on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 12-13, 2019. At the same time, local meteorologists warn of a Medicane that is being formed in the Central Mediterranean Sea. …

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Body of last victim of Medicane “Zorbas” found 23 days later

The last victim of Mediterranean hurricane “Zorbas” was found 23 days after went missing in the floods on September 29, 2018.  The body of the 58-year-old woman found by a local near Krya Vrisi in Northern Evia on October 22. The body was covered with dry grass and soil and …

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The Fish is Free! Medicane Zorbas destroys fish farms, locals go fishing

Thousand of doradoes have been set free to swim in fish eternity… if only it wasn’t the locals of Evia who rushed to catch the fresh fish. Medicane Zorbas destroyed fish farms in the sea area of Evia and set free more than 150,000 fish. While there is no scientific …

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Missing shepherd found dead, no sign from senior couple 4 days after Medicane

A 73-year-old shepherd was found dead at a height of 1,500 m on the mountain of Almyros by Volos in central Greece on Wednesday. The man was missing since Saturday afternoon when he went up to the mountain to bring his free-ranging cows into safety due to severe weather conditions …

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Extreme weather, “extreme” sports? Medicane on Mykonos (video)

Extreme weather phenomena are opportunities for extreme sports. Medicane Zorbas poured tons of rain water and caused floods across Greece over the weekend. While the Mediterranean Cyclone brought fear and disaster for many people, for some it was a rare opportunity for fun. On the island of Mykonos, a worker …

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250 tourists evacuated after Medicane Zorbas caused flash floods on Skiathos

Torrential rainfalls hit the island of Skiathos as Medicane Zorbas swept over the Sporades island on Sunday. Tons of rainwater poured down and flooded several areas on the island, a favorite tourist’s destination. At least 250 tourists were brought from small hotels and other facilities to safety in a big …

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Three people missing in Evia as Medicane Zorbas is sweeping across Greece

Medicane Zorbas is sweeping across Greece and leaves behind chaos: flooded towns and villages, swollen rivers and streams, collapsed bridges, damaged infrastructure, areas without electricity. Three people are reportedly missing on Sunday in North Evia, that was hit by torrential rains in the night form Saturday to Sunday. Police and …

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Medicane Zorbas: Germans tourists abandon yacht before it crashes on rocks (vid)

A group of German tourists abandoned a yacht that was heading to the rocks of the shore of Kyparisi in Lakonia, South Peloponnese. According to the Greek Coast Guard, nine people, all German nationals, were on board of the yacht and all are well and safe. The yacht crashed on …

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Surfers defy warnings and tame waves of Medicane Zorbas (video)

Mediterranean Cyclone? A fear-morning cyclone? Rough sea and high waves? No problem. A couple of fearless surfers decided to tame Medicane Zorbas and its waves and enjoy their favorite sports. The surfers were spotted on Saturday morning in the bay next to the port of  Marathopoli in Messinia, one of …

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Medicane Zorbas: Extreme weather phenomena forecast until Monday, Oct 1

Greece’s National Meteorological Service issued an updated Red Alert Warning on Saturday afternoon. The warning refers to the extreme weather phenomena that strike the country in the form of Mediterranean Cyclone Zorbas. The word ‘Medicane” deprives from “Mediterranean” and “hurricane”, a phenomenon that is rare in the Mediterranean basin. In …

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