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Dutch experts on Thessaly floods: “Forget the big dams! Give room to the rivers”

Dutch experts shed light on the causes of the floods disaster in Thessaly plain that destroyed agricultural land, farming animals, homes and businesses in September 2023. The experts hired to evaluate the causes of the floods have reportedly proposed a new water management model. Among their preliminary findings included in …

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Railway routes in Central Greece partially resume operation after floods damage repaired

Αll rail routes in the section Thessaloniki – Larissa – Thessaloniki will resume after the damage cause by the floods in September has been repaired and the railway line has been handed over by the infrastructure manager, the OSE. It is noted that the timetable of the Suburban Larissa – …

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Storm ELIAS floods Evia, causes problems in other regions (videos)

Storm ELIAS is testing with floods the residents of the island of Evia since the early morning hours of Wednesday. The severe weather phenomena flooded whole villages mostly in the northern part of the island and sent people on roof tops. Bridges collapsed when rivers and streams overflowed, landslides blocked …

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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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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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Greece Floods: Deaths rise to 15; rescues continues from flooded villages (videos)

Huge problems continued in the flooded areas of the plain of Thessaly, Central Greece, on Monday, despite signs that the water level in the Pinios River was starting to subside even though very slowly. Storm Daniel may have stopped pouring rain in the area since last week, however, the tonnes …

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Epidemiologists sound alarm on floods impact to public health

Epidemiologists sound alarm on severe impact of the floods to public health and warn of several diseases, such as typhus, gastroenteritis, malaria and West Nile Virus, that would break out in the flooded areas due to a large number of drown animals and flood waters to have infiltrated the sewage …

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Greece Floods: Death toll rises to 10; number of missing “unknown”

Death toll from storm Daniel and the floods it caused in Greece rose to 10, Civil Protection Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Friday afternoon. The dead are 3 men and seven women who lost their lives in Volos, Pilion in Magnisia as well as in Ellinopyrgo, Palamas, Astritsa and Marathea …

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Greece Floods: Death toll rise to 6. Ten missing. Evacuation launched (vids)

UPDATE: Death tool in the floods rose to six on Thursday afternoon, after rescuers found two elderly women dead in their home in the village Astritsa, Central Greece. Relatives of the two women,aged 75 and 80, had alerted authorities as they had no contact with them. Rescuers evacuating people in …

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Severe floods in Central Greece ‘drown’ dozens of villages, evacuations still due (picts, vids)

Dozens of villages in the regions of Karditsa and Trikala in the plain of Thessaly in central Greece have been flooded with the water reaching a height of up to 3 meters. Hundreds of desperate people are on roof tops waiting for rescue that it currently seems impossible. Βούλιαξαν. Λάσπη …

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Austrian newly wed couple missing in Pilio floods

An Austrian newly wed couple has been missing in the floods of Pilio, central Greece. they have been missing since Tuesday afternoon after the holiday accommodation they were staying in was swept away. The pair, said to be from the city of Graz and aged in the mid 30’s, were …

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Pedestrians swept away in downtown Athens as DANIEL floods Greek capital (videos)

Storm weather Daniel reached Greek capital Athens with a heavy downpour on Wednesday afternoon that lasted no longer than 15 minutes, however, they were enough to flood many streets in downtown and the suburbs, mostly main streets. Ποτάμια οι δρόμοι στο κέντρο της Αθήνας #ΚΑΚΟΚΑΙΡΙΑ_DANIEL #κακοκαιρια #ΑΘΗΝΑ #Αττικη pic.twitter.com/3EPj77x5Z3 — …

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Traffic ban on Skiathos due to floods; tourists trapped at airport

Greek police has imposed a traffic ban on the island of Skiathos early afternoon Tuesday after severe storm weather front Daniel hit and flooded large parts of the Sporades island. The ban covers all except emergency services, roadside assistance and touristic buses transferring tourists to the airport. The ban will …

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ARIEL: Floods, landslides, power outages. Updated weather warning (videos)

Bad weather front ARIEL keeps on hitting Greece with rain, storms and powerful winds , causing serious problems and damages in several regions of the country. From Attica to Thessaloniki, to the island of Skopelos and western Macedonia and Halkidiki  the damage from the heavy rains and storms that fell …

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