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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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Railway network in Greece collapsing; Hellenic Train to seek compensation

Greece’s railway network is collapsing after the floods in September destroyed most of it, the companies in charge have been left without substantial income and the Hellenic Train seeks to renegotiate its contract with the Greek state and eventually also seek compensation for the revenue loses..  The track lines have …

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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: 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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Greece floods: Swimming ban imposed in Magnesia, Larissa coastlines

The Thessaly Water Directorate announced on Thursday a temporary swimming ban for all coasts of the Magnesia and Larissa regions, central Greece, excluding the beaches in Northern Sporades, after the floods caused by the deadly storm Daniel. The announcement stated that sampling to verify the suitability of the waters for …

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Floods Day 16: Locals still struggle with mud, stench, disease risks and desperation

Sixteen days after the floods in Central Greece and people still struggling with dirty stagnant waters and mud, the stench of carcasses of thousands of drown animals, the questionable quality of drinking water and the threats of infectious diseases. Not to mention the chaos regarding the initial compensations for the …

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Lake Karla about to flood villages- Volos without safe water for 11th day

Rising water levels at Lake Karla are threatening to inundate the few remaining parts of the Thessaly plain that have not been flooded yet. The reason is that the waters from Pinios River continued to feed into the lake on Friday. Villages on the shores of Lake Karla such as …

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Market Pass platform open Sept 15 for new beneficiaries

The online platform for submitting ‘Market Pass’ applications has opened on Friday, September 15, 2023. This applies for new beneficiaries as citizens who have received the previous ‘Market Pass’ will be automatically included in the process. Citizens can apply for financial aid to cover part of the increased household costs …

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Livestock will “die of starvation” warn breeders in flooded Greece (videos)

Livestock that survived the recent floods in central Greece will “die of starvation” if there is no immediate steps taken to cover the shortage in animal feed, breeders in flood-stricken areas in Central Greece warn. Surviving animals are at risk to die either of starvation or from contaminated water as …

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Supreme Court orders investigation into floods in central Greece

Greece’s Supreme Court Prosecutor has ordered an investigation into the floods  in Central Greece and demands in-depth probes in potential mismanagement of thousands of euros in funding for anti-flooding works in the area. The investigation extends just 3 years backwards, after medicane Ianos hit the area in 2020. The prosecutor …

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Farkadona residents file first lawsuit for flooding their village

Dozens of residents of floods-stricken village Farkadona, Central Greece, filed the first lawsuit against all  competent authorities including the Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection and the Regional government of Thessaly. The residents complained that “unknown people” deliberately broke the Enipea dam in two places, with the aim of …

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