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27-year-old man missing in Evia floods found alive 36 hours later

A 27-year-old man missing in floods since Saturday night, was found and rescued on Monday morning. It was locals who heard somebody shouting for help from afar and informed the Fire Service. Three people are still missing, one dead as Medicane Zorbas battered Greece. The young man was missing for …

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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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Powerful rainstorm floods again Athens, forces Metro evacuation

A powerful rainstorm broke out short after 01:30 Sunday afternoon and flooded again the streets in West and North suburbs of Greek capital Athens. Metro stations and were reportedly evacuated and remain closed due to power outages and floods. was evacuated and closed due to repeated power outages. was evacuated …

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Mid-summer Rainstorm floods towns in Kavala, North Greece (picts, video)

While Central and South Greece were hit by a heat wave, the North-East of the country was hit by a powerful rain storm and gusty wind. Streets turn into rivers, homes and businesses were flooded, roof tops were detached and trees were uprooted. Most hit by the extreme weather phenomenon …

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Inspectors’ report blames municipality, forestry officials for deadly flash-floods in Mandra

Forestry officials, elected municipal officers and engineers from the private sector share the responsibility for the deadly flash floods that hit western Attica in November 2017,  an official report published on Monday said. Twenty-four people died in the floods, that swept through Mandra and devastated the town after torrential rain. …

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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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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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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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Barometric low “Iokaste” leaves 3 people dead, half meter snow and floods

Barometric low “Iokaste” is slowly moving away from Greece leaving behind half meter snow,, flooded home and and three people dead.  Two hikers in Voras Mountain in North Macedonia,  and one local man in Central Greece whose oxygen supply was cut due to power outage. Video: Highway Kalabaka by Trikala …

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Two missing fishermen, infrastructure damages and floods as bad weather sweeps across Greece

Two hobby fishermen have been missing in Mikri Volvi Lake in Halkidiki peninsula in Northern Greece since Sunday morning. The two men, aged 40   and 70, went out to collect the nets despite the bad weather and the strong winds blowing in the area and the lake. When hours …

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“Human irresponsibility and bureaucracy” reason 24 people died in Mandra flash floods, say inspectors

Extreme weather caused the flash floods in Mandra, but “human irresponsibility and bureaucracy” are the causes for the tragedy that took the lives of 24 people in Mandra, West Attica, one and a half month ago. These are the findings of a research conducted by inspectors at the General Inspector …

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Humanitarian aid sent to flash floods victims lands abandoned in the forest

Trousers, blouses, shirts, jackets, pullovers, brand new children shoes …. the humanitarian aid ordinary citizens sent to people hit by the flash floods is simple left in the woods near Mandra. The pictures showing the abandoned clothes in the forest of Kiafa were shot by social media users and uploaded …

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Floods death toll rises to 23, after one more body found and an elderly dies in hospital

One more body was found in floods-stricken area of Mandra in West Attica on Monday morning. Short time later, it was announced that a flood victim who was hospitalized since November 15th, died in the intensive care of the Thriasio hospital. The 82-year-old woman was transferred to hospital on the …

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Scientists link recent flash floods to climate change and man-made causes

“An event like the recent Greek flood cannot be called a ‘natural disaster’ without recognizing the man-made causes exacerbating such events,” said scientists participating in the 7th annual general assembly of the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) held in Athens. In a press release, the …

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Help for flash floods victims: Mandra Municipality appeals for food & other items, donations, volunteers

The Municipality of Mandra in West Attica has issued a call for help for the flood victims. Food, drinking water, medicine, clothing and footwear but also sleeping bags and blankets are needed for the thousands of families affected by the floods, exposed in cold and decreasing temperatures in houses and …

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