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Historic Plaka Bridge, a single-arch stone wonder, fully reconstructed

The historic single-arch stone bridge of Plaka, the largest of its kind in the Balkans, has been fully restored following its collapse due to flooding Arachtos River in February 2015. The bridge once again connects the Tzoumerka mountains with the Kastanohoria villages in the region of Epirus, western Greece. Repairs …

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Rhodes: Powerful winds hinder planes from landing, ferries from docking

Passengers on a flight from Athens to the island of Rhodes experienced tough moments on Friday night. Due to bad weather and powerful winds, the airplane could not land at “Diagoras” airport on the island. The crew reportedly made three attempts to land, however, without success.   Ultimately, the Aegean …

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Low “Dido” hits Greece with rain, storms & snow, damages infrastructure

Heavy rain, lightning and thunderbolts came with barometric low “Dido” that swept across Greece in the last few days. Damages mainly in infrastructure were recorded in Halkidiki, Evia and Central Greece. An amazing spectacle was captured on the island of Tinos of the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea on …

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Thassos, Olympiada in Halkidiki in “state of emergency” after torrential rains

“State of Emergency” has been declared for the island of Thassos and the Municipality of Olympiada in Halkidiki after torrential rainfalls hi northern Greece in the last 36 hours. The rainfalls caused enormous damages on the island of Thassos, people’s lives were at risk. The main stream of Potamia overflowed …

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Storms flood Halkidiki, Kavala, Thassos, thunderbolt strikes house (videos)

Storms have flooded areas in Halkidiki, Kavala and the island of Thassos in northern Greece. At least two municipalities have been declared in “state of emergency. A thunderbolt opened a hole in a house on the island of Limnos house. Limnos A thunderbolt stroke a home on the island of …

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Whirlwind sweeps over Kalamata in West Peloponnese (videos, picts)

A whirlwind swept over the city of Kalamata on Tuesday and created havoc, at the same time when a storm was striking the city in South-West Peloponnese. It was short after 2 o’ clock in the afternoon, when the whirlwind started to be formed and move towards the city. The …

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Civil Protection declares “state of emergency” in 11 municipalities for weather damages

The Civil Protection has declared “:state of emergency” 11 small and bigger communities and municipalities in West, Central and North-East Greece due to damages caused by the stormy weather on July 10-11 and 14, 2019. According to a statement issued on Wednesday, the Secretary-General of Civil Protection declared civil protection …

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Storms, rainfalls, strong winds, hail: New Weather Warning for Greece

Storms, rainfalls, strong winds and hail are forecast in a weather warning issued by the Greek national Meteorological Service on Monday. The bad weather front is moving to Greece from Italy and will initially strike the West of the country. Meteorological Service EMY warns of strong rainfalls and storms temporarily …

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Acropolis and other Greek monuments at risk due to climate change

The monuments of the Acropolis rock as well as monuments of the Greek heritage at the coastal   and submarine sites are at imminent risk due to the climate change. Even exhibits and paintings found in museums are negatively affected by the evolving reversal of the climate year after year. This …

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Sitia under water after torrential rains strike East Crete (picts, videos)

Homes and businesses flooded, agricultural land was covered by water and mud and the city of Sitia in Lasithi Prefecture on the island of Crete turned into a huge lake following huge volume of rainwater that fell in the area on Friday and Saturday. The magnitude of the disaster has …

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Changes of Greece’s Penal Code trigger outrage

Government plans to change the Penal Code have triggered an outrage for a series of proposed penalties set to be lowered.penalties proposed. The storm of protests came not only from conservative New Democracy and communist party KKE but but also from the youth branch of ruling party SYRIZA as well …

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Goat kid swept away by rushing waters in Chania rescued by passerby

In the unprecedented difficult moments people experience in the Prefecture of Chania a touch of hope: a little goat swept in a well by rushing stream waters was rescued by a passerby. The goat kid was found in the well under mud and debris swept away by the stream in …

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Weather damages in Crete’s infrastructure may exceed €100mn (videos)

The video shot by a drone shows the damages and the floods in Chania Prefecture caused by barometric low Okeanis that stroke the West past of Crete with powerful rainfalls. It is mostly the infrastructure on the island that suffered immense destruction due to landslides and soil erosion. The road …

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Chania municipalities in “state of emergency” after rainfalls damage infrastructure

Two days of heavy rainfalls and powerful winds have caused unprecedented damages in Chania Prefecture on the island of Crete. Roads collapsed, landslides brought rocks and mud on the road network, trees were uprooted, homes and businesses were flooded, and even fish landed at the shores. Many motorists were trapped …

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Greece weather: New bad weather front with powerful rainfalls and storms

For one more time this winter Greece is in the grip of a bad weather front with powerful rainfalls, storms and snow. At the  same time the National Meteorological Service (EMY) warns of gusty winds up to 8 Beaufort. Meteorologists warn of floods. According to National Observatory in Athens, although …

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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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