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The Fish is Free! Medicane Zorbas destroys fish farms, locals go fishing

Thousand of doradoes have been set free to swim in fish eternity… if only it wasn’t the locals of Evia who rushed to catch the fresh fish. Medicane Zorbas destroyed fish farms in the sea area of Evia and set free more than 150,000 fish. While there is no scientific …

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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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Three people missing in Evia as Medicane Zorbas is sweeping across Greece

Medicane Zorbas is sweeping across Greece and leaves behind chaos: flooded towns and villages, swollen rivers and streams, collapsed bridges, damaged infrastructure, areas without electricity. Three people are reportedly missing on Sunday in North Evia, that was hit by torrential rains in the night form Saturday to Sunday. Police and …

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Medicane Zorbas: Germans tourists abandon yacht before it crashes on rocks (vid)

A group of German tourists abandoned a yacht that was heading to the rocks of the shore of Kyparisi in Lakonia, South Peloponnese. According to the Greek Coast Guard, nine people, all German nationals, were on board of the yacht and all are well and safe. The yacht crashed on …

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Surfers defy warnings and tame waves of Medicane Zorbas (video)

Mediterranean Cyclone? A fear-morning cyclone? Rough sea and high waves? No problem. A couple of fearless surfers decided to tame Medicane Zorbas and its waves and enjoy their favorite sports. The surfers were spotted on Saturday morning in the bay next to the port of  Marathopoli in Messinia, one of …

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Medicane Zorbas: Extreme weather phenomena forecast until Monday, Oct 1

Greece’s National Meteorological Service issued an updated Red Alert Warning on Saturday afternoon. The warning refers to the extreme weather phenomena that strike the country in the form of Mediterranean Cyclone Zorbas. The word ‘Medicane” deprives from “Mediterranean” and “hurricane”, a phenomenon that is rare in the Mediterranean basin. In …

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Greece’s Medicane Zorbas strikes SW Peloponnese (videos, pictures)

It was short after 10 o’ clock on Saturday morning when Mediterranean Cyclone Zorbas stroke the Prefecture of Messinia in South-West Peloponnese, in South Greece. “Initially it was just rough sea, when suddenly strong wind started to blow and rain fell,” a local reporter said. In the Gulf of Messinia, …

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Medicane Zorbas: Greece’s Civil Protection Cyclone Warning

Greece’s Civil Protection authorities are on high alert awaiting for the Mediterranean Cyclone to strike the country. Fire Service. Police, Coast Guard  and other state bodies are on alert to deploy teams to areas most hit by the Medicane. There is a sailing ban for ferries to the Aegean Sea …

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Body of last victim of Medicane “Zorbas” found 23 days later

The last victim of Mediterranean hurricane “Zorbas” was found 23 days after went missing in the floods on September 29, 2018.  The body of the 58-year-old woman found by a local near Krya Vrisi in Northern Evia on October 22. The body was covered with dry grass and soil and …

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From “Xenophon” to “Zorbas”: Medicane Forecast Sept 27-30/2018

From barometric low “Xenophon” to Medicane “Zorbas.” Stormy winds blowing with intensity 9 and 10 Beaufort are sweeping across Greece and ferries remained docked for second consecutive day on Thursday. On several islands schools remained closed on Thursday and will remain closed also on Friday as Xenophon will keep sweeping …

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Medicane IANOS Greece: RED ALERT Warning for several regions

Medicane IANOS is forecast to hit Greece in the next 24 hours, meteorologists and Civil Protection are warning. In a breaking new appearance on Wednesday evening, head of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias warned citizens of the rare but extra powerful and dangerous weather phenomenon, a Medicane, that it forecast to …

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Missing shepherd found dead, no sign from senior couple 4 days after Medicane

A 73-year-old shepherd was found dead at a height of 1,500 m on the mountain of Almyros by Volos in central Greece on Wednesday. The man was missing since Saturday afternoon when he went up to the mountain to bring his free-ranging cows into safety due to severe weather conditions …

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Extreme weather, “extreme” sports? Medicane on Mykonos (video)

Extreme weather phenomena are opportunities for extreme sports. Medicane Zorbas poured tons of rain water and caused floods across Greece over the weekend. While the Mediterranean Cyclone brought fear and disaster for many people, for some it was a rare opportunity for fun. On the island of Mykonos, a worker …

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Greek National Meteo issues Red Alert Weather Warning on Medicane

The Mediterranean Cyclone, Medicane Zorbas, is being rapidly formed and continues to strengthen in early Friday afternoon, Sept 28 2018. The National Meteorological Service has issued a RED ALERT Weather WARNING. The path of the Medicane according to latest forecast. The rare phenomenon is in full development in the South …

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Tax inspectors go cyclone-hit Skiathos to catch tax evaders

Tax inspectors arrived on Skiathos on Monday, a day after the island was declared in a state of emergency due to the floods and infrastructure damages caused by the Mediterranean Cyclone, Medicane Zorbas. The audits aimed to catch tax evaders were obviously scheduled long ago, but didn’t they know that …

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Impressive waterspout on Poros causes power outages (video)

A huge waterspout was formed on the island of Poros in the Saronic Gulf on September 20th 2018. Medicane Zorbas had started already to strike South-West Greece, when this phenomenons occurred. The video was uploaded by Giannis Dimitriadis, the mayor of Poros. The waterspout occurred at 2 p.m. Saturday in …

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Greece lifts cash withdrawal cap after 3.5 years of Capital Controls

After three years and three months, Greece lifted the cap on cash withdrawals on 1. October 2018. It herewith completes the so-called “second pillar” of Capital Controls imposed in the country on end June 2015. The Finance Ministry has issued the relevant decision on Thursday, Sept 27th 2018, the decision …

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