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Two large fires in West Attica force evacuations; Fire Service briefing

Residents in two settlements in West Attica have been ordered to evacuate early Tuesday evening after a fire broke out in agricultural and forest land in Mandra. It is the second wildfire in the broader area, after the one in forested area in Haidari suburb of Piraeus, some ten kilometers …

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Greece’s Civil Protections warns of “very high risk” of fires July 21 (MAP)

Greece’s Civil Protection has warned of “very high risk of fires” for Thursday, July 21, 2022.  Regions at very high risk are mostly in  Central and South Greece, while others are at “high risk.” One factor increasing fires risk – next to human nature, negligence and petty interests –  are …

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Op-Ed: Civil Protection Minister rules out “lightning” as cause of Athens fire

“Investigations have ruled out lightning or a short circuit as the causes of Tuesday’s Penteli fire in North-East Athens,” Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides said at an extraordinary life briefing on Wednesday afternoon. It was certainly a surprise for the former EU Commissioner to have to rule out “lightning” on …

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Civil Protection: Regions at “very high risk” of fires” July 19-20 (MAPS)

Greece’s Civil Protection has warned of “very high risk of fires” for Tuesday and Wednesday, July 19-20, 2022.  Regions at very high risk are mostly in in North-East, Central and South Greece, while others are at “high risk.” One factor increasing fires risk – next to human nature, negligence and …

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Civil Protection: “Very high risk of fires” in several Greece’s regions (MAP)

Greece’s Civil Protection has warned of “very high risk of fires” for Friday, July 15, 2022.  Regions at very high risk are  mostly in Central and South Greece, while others are at “high risk.” North winds reaching up to 8 Beaufort locally will increase the fire risk. According to the …

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Fires in Greece: Heartwarming moments amid fear and destruction

A heartwarming picture amid fear, despair and destruction as the summer fires rage in Greece: a firefighter from Romania deployed to Greece is holding a young white lamb in his arms. He has just rescued the young life. In the background there is some farming construction, half blackened, while smoke …

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Greece’s Civil Protection on alert, warns of floods due to GENESIS

Greece’s Civil Protection warned of the dangerous weather phenomena and the risk of floods. In a live broadcast briefing early Thursday evening, the Civil Protection warned citizens in several regions of the country. Secretary general secretary of Civil Protection, Vassilis Papageorgiou said that the most dangerous 24-hour period is expected …

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Snow Greece: Authorities warn citizens to avoid “unnecessary movement”

Greece’s Civil Protection has sent SMS to residents of several regions across the country on Sunday evening warning them to avoid “unnecessary movement” in the next 48 hours due to dense snow falls. Using the EU-wide emergency number , the Civil Protection warned in Greek and English people in parts …

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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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Reshuffle: Changes in crucial ministries, one more minister from the far-right front

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis proceeded to cabinet reshuffle removing ministers who were supposed to have been “successfully” managing the crises like the pandemic and its side effects in health and tourism. The cabinet reshuffle includes the introduction of a Civil Protection Ministry that will also have jurisdiction over the Fire …

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