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Emergency measures for Attica due to weather front Ballos

Greece’s  Civil Protection announced emergency measures for Attica late on Thursday due to bad weather front Ballos that is forecast to strike again from the early morning Friday, October 15, 2021. Measures have been announced also for regions forecast to be hit Ballos, too. The measures were decided during an …

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Red Alert: Bad weather front “BALLOS” to strike Greece with rainfalls, storms, sharp temperature drop

Greece’s National Meteorological Service (EMY) issued a Red Alert warning of bad weather front “Ballos” with extreme weather phenomena, powerful rainfalls, thunderstorms locally accompanied by hail and temperature drop of up to 7 degrees Celsius. An emergency teleconference meeting was held by the Civil Protection and 13 regional governors on …

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Rainfall floods homes, shops and a kindergarten in south Athens

Houses, shops and streets were flooded and people were trapped in their homes and vehicles in southern Athens when a rainstorm hit on Tuesday night. The Fire Service received dozens of calls for help. Note that the flooded areas Kallithea, Moschato, Neo Faliro are right next close to a construction …

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Evia shepherd missing in the floods, found dead, his car broken apart

A 70-year-old shepherd from Evia who had been missing in the floods since Thursday was found dead early Friday afternoon. The man had gone to check for his animals as stormy weather front Ballos was striking the area with heavy rainfall. The shepherd had called the Fire Service short after …

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Schools in Attica, other regions closed on Oct 15, after shameful evacuation in Athens (videos)

After the unprecedented evacuation of students from a flooded school in western Athens, authorities decided to close all schools in region of Attica including Athens, Piraeus and suburbs on Friday, October 15, 2021, as stormy weather front Ballos is forecast to intensify. Afternoon and evening schools in the same areas …

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Attica on Alert as stormy weather causes floods, power outages

Greece’s Civil Protection sent an Alert message to mobile phones of the residents of Athens, Piraeus and other suburbs of Attica warning of extreme weather phenomena and urging people to refrain from unnecessary movement outdoors. The message in Greek and English urges the residents of the Greek capital to avoid …

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Achlada: Golden funerary mask unearthed in 6. century BC cemetery

A golden funerary mask was among the finds in an Archaic-era cemetery in Achlada, west of Florina in northern Greece, the Ministry of Culture said this week. The tomb was one of six that stood out in the 6th century BC cemetery containing a total of 73 tombs. The six …

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Greek Culture Ministry in contact with NY prosecutors to claim back stolen antiquities

Greece’s Ministry of Culture is in contact with the prosecutor’s office in Manhattan, after New York authorities seized several antiquities from the private collection of billionaire Michael Steinhardt on Friday. General Secretary of the Greek Culture and Sports Ministry, Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki said on Sunday “the Ministry is in contact with …

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