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378 wildfires across Greece in a week; Risk map for July 7

A total of 378 wildfires were recorded nationwide over the last 7 days, Fire Brigade’s spokesperson Fire Major Giannis Artopios said at a press briefing on Wednesday. 41 forest fires broke out in the last 24 hours. Given the particular conditions that prevailed, with high temperatures, increased wind intensity as …

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TIME magazine picks symbol picture of Evia wildfires as “Best Photo of 2021”

Editors of Time magazine picked as the Best of 2021 the heartbreaking photo of a desperate elderly woman with the flames of the wild fires nearing her home in Evia in the background. The picture was taken by photographer Konstantinos Tsakalidis for the agency SOOC on August 8, 2021. On …

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Greeks in USA raise $1million for wildfires victims, says Archbishop of America

Greek expatriates in the United States have raised $1 million to donate to the victims of August’s fires in Greece, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announced on Tuesday. Elpidophoros made the announcement in Kardamyla, on the northern Aegean island of Chios, where a dinner was hosted in his honor. “The pollution …

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Dry thunderstorms trigger wildfires in Attica and Halkidiki

Wildfires broke out in western Attica and Halkidiki most possibly caused by a so-called “dry thunderstorm” sweeping on the Greek mainland on Wednesday evening. The phenomenon was observed also in Athens where  the dry thunderstorm was followed by very powerful North-East winds with gust up to 9 Beaufort a few …

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Villages evacuated in Evia blaze, several wildfires rage in Greece

Fire fighters have been struggling on Saturday against a series of wildfires and forest fires in central and southern mainland as well as on the island of Evia. Several villages have been ordered to evacuate. High temperatures, dry weather conditions and strong winds blowing with intensity 6-7 Beaufort and locally …

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Greece’s Civil Protection issues Wildfires warning map as temperatures soar

Greece’s Civil Protection issued a warning for wildfires that can break out due to soaring temperatures on Thursday, July 1, 2021. At very high risk (Level 4) are: Attica, Evia (except Skyros,), Kythera, Fokida, Fthiotida, Magnisia, Larissa (in Sterea and Thessaly) and Achaia, Corinth, Argolida, Arkadia and Lakonia in Peloponnese …

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Heatwave strikes Greece with up to 43°C on Sat; wildfires warning

The heatwave sweeping Greece is expected to reach its peak on Saturday, June 26, with maximum temperatures forecast to reach 43° Celsius (109F), the Meteo service of the National Observatory of Athens and Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY have warned. Purple: temperatures over 40 C, Orange 35-39 C – via …

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Wildfires rage in East Attica, settlements evacuates in Kalivia, Anavyssos, Keratea

East Attica wildfires: Church bells were ringing calling the residents of Anavyssos to evacuate the area; a police car was also calling on people to leave the area in southern East Attica as the fire front had already reached the yards of some houses. Thick smoke has turned day into …

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Civil Protection warns of “very high risk” of wildfires on Sept 4 (map)

Greece Civil Protection is warning of a very high risk of wildfires or forest fires on Friday, September 4, 2020. Nine regional units are under the high risk, among them is the Attica Prefecture. In fact, the Civil Protection alerted via emergency number the residents of Attica on Thursday afternoon …

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Evia nightmare: Villages evacuated as wildfires rage, one arrest (videos, picts)

Dramatic is situation in several villages Evia with at least three wild fires fronts to continue their catastrophic course by Friday afternoon. Locals have been evacuated and elderly were hospitalized due to respiratory problems because of the thick smoke. One man was arrested for causing one of the fires in …

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Stormy winds up to 8 Βeaufort increase risk of wildfires in the Aegean

Greece’s Civil Protection and the Fire Service warn of “very high risk” of wildfires on Sunday, June 30, 2019, due to powerful winds. Affected are the regions of Attica, Biotia, Evia,Skyros (Sporades), Corinth, Argolida and Lakonia in Peloponnese, Kythera, the Cyclades islands, Crete, Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria The risk of …

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Civil Protection warning “very high risk” of wildfires on June 29 – Maps

The Greek Civil Protection has published a warning of “very high risk” of wildfires in several regions of Greece due to high temperatures and powerful winds up to 6-7 Beaufort and locally up to 8-9. The Civil Protection warning is valid for Saturday, June 28, 2019, draws attention to the …

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Stormy winds up to 8 Beaufort and very high risk of wildfires

Stormy summer winds, the meltemia, increase the risk of wild fires in Greece. According to a weather warning issued by Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY, North winds will be blowing with intensity of 7 and 8 Beaufort on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Affected are areas in the North-East, Central and …

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Greece’s Wildfires mechanism suffers from major deficiencies, lack of coordination

Lack of coordination and the broader deficiencies of the state mechanism in Fire protection have been pointed out in the report submitted by the Independent Committee for Wildfires management. The Committee was established to investigate the reason that led to the tragedy in July 2018 where 100 people died in …

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Touching moments when Marathon runners honor victims of wildfires in Mati

Touching moments took place on Sunday morning when participants at the 36. Marathon Race of Athens honored the victims and the survivors in Mati, the area with the most victims from the wildfires in July. Residents of Mati had flocked along the race track and greeted the athletes with black …

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Nia Vardalos, John Stamos join forces with THI to rebuild wildfires-ridden Orphanage

Actors Nia Vardalos and John Stamos have joined forces with The Hellenic Initiative to help rebuild the Lyreio Orphanage that was largely destroyed during the Athens wildfires in July. Funds raised through the online campaign will be funneled directly to the orphanage that does not receive subsidies and is funded …

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