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Extreme Windstorm strikes Trikala Imathias in N. Greece (videos)

It wasn’t just the usual summer rainfall but a powerful windstorm that hit the village of Trikala in Imathia prefecture in Macedonia, Northern Greece on Wednesday afternoon. Trees were uprooted, roof tiles and hangars were ripped out and electricity columns slanted. Main roads of the village were blocked with fallen …

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“State of Emergency” for flooded areas in Halkikidi and Thessaloniki

“State of emergency” will be declared for several villages and settlements in Halkidiki and Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, after torrential rains caused floods and extended damages in homes, businesses and infrastructure. The state of emergency will be declared in areas located in the municipalities of Sithonia, Polygyros, Aristotelis and Volvis in …

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Low “Nefeli” floods Kavala, sets thousands of acres of agricultural land under water

More than 120,000 acres of agricultural land are estimated to be under water in the broader area of Kavala in North-Eastern Greece. Torrential rains flooded homes and business place and left behind the people in devastation. Rivers and streams were flooded, landslides occurred and even parts of the national roads …

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Flash-flooded Mandra hit by floods again as Low “Nefeli” sweeps across Greece (videos)

Torrential rains flooded again Mandra and Nea Peramos in West Attica, the villages that were stroke by flash floods in Last November and 24 people lost their lives. Scared and concerned Mandra residents see again rain waters rushing through the streets, covering large areas, and sweeping away cars, garbage bins …

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Earthquake 5.5R strikes off Pylos, SW Peloponnese

A powerful earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale stroke in the sea area off Pylos in South-West Peloponnese at 08:15 on Monday morning, June 25, 2018. The epicenter is located  34 km South-West of Pylos, 28km SW of Methoni 75 km West of Kalamata and 170 km South of …

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Toddler dies in Refugee Center after falling into camp cesspool

A three-and-a-half year old refugee boy found a tragic death after he fell into the cesspit of the Refugees camp in Thiva, Boeotia, Central Greece, on Monday evening. According to media, the little boy was watching together with his parents other refugees playing football in a small pitch next to …

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Rain- and thunderstorm cause problems in Athens and broader Attica

It was a powerful thunderstorm in Athens on Sunday afternoon and a strong rainfall that caused problems in large parts of the city and in broader areas of Attica Prefecture. Households and businesses experienced short power outages, other broken internet or cable TV connections. A thunder stroke one signal transmitter …

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Lighting strikes intercity bus in Northern Greece, burns it to the ground (video)

An unprecedented incident occurred in North-Eastern Greece, when a lightning stroke an intercity bus on a national road on Saturday afternoon. The bus was burned to the ground and it was due to the electric discharge system of the bus and the driver’s quick reflexes that averted a tragedy. The …

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Thessaloniki floods: Mayor calls critics “mentally retarded”

Mayor of Thessalonik, Yannis Boutaris called “mentally retarded” critics who mocked the fact that the city was part of “Resilient city Program.” Water- and power outage remain in several parts of the city as locals try to return to normal life. Large parts of Thessaloniki remain without water and electricity …

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Thessaloniki floods: Shocking videos of woman and delivery boy being swept away

Several people were swept away by the rushing waters that turned streets and roads to angry rivers. The powerful rainstorm that stroke the city of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece on Thursday, not only flooded houses, business and public buildings, it also put  human lives at risk. In the junction Agios …

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Torrential rain floods Thessaloniki, sweeps away people, traps motorists (videos)

Streets turned into rivers and lakes, houses, businesses and public buildings were flooded, motorists trapped in their cars and pedestrians were swept away, when torrential rain- and hail-storm hit Thessaloniki in northern Greece Thursday noon. The storm cut the power and water supply in several areas of the second biggest …

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Lefkada: Austrian tourist, 57, dies in hang-gliding accident

A 57-year-old Austrian national died after a hang-gliding accident on the island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea. The man reportedly passed away before an helicopter of the Greek Air Force arrived to his rescue. The man was trapped in a steep and rocky slope above the beach Kathisma in …

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Weather: Rainstorm floods Thessaloniki, farmers and breeders in Peloponnese in despair (videos)

A powerful rainstorm flooded streets, houses and businesses in Thessaloniki, caused cut of water supply. Farmers and breeders in Peloponnese are in despair due loss of farming animals and flooded agricultural land. Torrential rain flooded the city of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece on Monday and had water supply cut in …

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Heavy rainstorms hit Athens, set south Lefkada under water (videos, picts)

Streets and basements flooded, trees fell and power was cut in hundreds of households and businesses when a powerful rainstorm stroke Greek capital Athens on Sunday afternoon. The football match between Panathinaikos and Xanthi was suspended when the pitch turned into a lake. The heavy rainfall showed for one more …

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Protests on Lesvos turn ugly when far-right extremists attack journalists, policemen (picts, videos)

A group of some 80 far-right extremists have attacked journalists and photo reporters covering the visit of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the island of Lesvos on Thursday night. According to athensnewsagency, the extremists threw stones and flares at journalists and police, targeted also locals opposing the violence. The owner …

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German hiker rescued after suffering dehydration while touring mountains of Crete

The adventure of a German tourist ended late Thursday afternoon, when rescue teams reached the woman and led her back to safety. The 50-year-old woman on a a hiking tour from Sougia to Agia Roumeli in the mountainous area of Chania on the island of Crete. She reportedly lost her …

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Two missing climbers on Voras Mountains (Kajmakcalan) confirmed dead

After a search and rescue operation that lasted almost 24 hours, rescue teams managed to approach the two climbers who have been missing on Voras Mountains – Kajmakcalan – at the borders across Greece and FYROM since Saturday noon. The bodies of a 26-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man were …

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