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Civil Protection warns of “Very High Risk” for forest fires on Aug 23

Greece’s Civil Protections has issued a warning over a “very high risk” of forest fires and wildfires for Friday, August 23rd 2019. According to the warning the following areas are affected: Attica and Viotia, the islands of Evia, Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria, Kythera as well as Lakonia, Arkadia, Argolida, Corinth, …

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Greece’s Civil Protection warning of “very high risk” of forest fires

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued a “very high risk” warning of forest and wildfires. The warning is for August 15, 2019, and concerns especially the islands in the Ionian Sea. Yellow = High Risk Orange = Very High Risk A warning has been issued also for Friday, August 16, 2019. …

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Forest Fires: Alarm Status for several regions, 58 wild fires in 24 hours

Several regions across Greece remain in ALARM Status with regards to possibility of forest and wild fires also on Sunday, August 11, 2019, due to powerful winds, soaring temperatures and dryness. According to a warning published by the Greek Civil Protection, several regions will be on “very high risk” of …

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Civil Protection Warning: Attica and other regions in Fire Risk Alarm Status

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued a warning of Extreme Forest Fire Risk – Alarm Status and the highest  Hazard  Category 5 for Saturday, August 10th 2019. Hot and dry weather, winds blowing with intensity up to 7 Beaufort and low percentage of humidity increase the risk for wild fires. In …

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Civil Protection warning “very high risk” for forest fires Aug 5-6

The heatwave is gone and north winds are bringing the much anticipated temperature decrease and a fresh breeze. This, of course, increase the risk of forest fires and the Greek Civil Protection has issued warning for August 5th and 6th, 2019. North winds will be blowing in intensity of 4-6 …

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Civil Protection declares “state of emergency” in 11 municipalities for weather damages

The Civil Protection has declared “:state of emergency” 11 small and bigger communities and municipalities in West, Central and North-East Greece due to damages caused by the stormy weather on July 10-11 and 14, 2019. According to a statement issued on Wednesday, the Secretary-General of Civil Protection declared civil protection …

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Greece’s Civil Protection warns of “High” risk of forest fires on July 8 MAP

The Greece Fire Service and the Civil Protection warn of “high” risk of wildfires on Monday, July 8, 2019. Regions at risk of wildfires due to high temperatures are: Attica, East Sterea, Thessaly, the island of Samos, the island group of Dodecanese, Chania Prefecture on Crete, South Peloponnese and the …

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Civil Protection warning “very high risk” of wildfires on June 29 – Maps

The Greek Civil Protection has published a warning of “very high risk” of wildfires in several regions of Greece due to high temperatures and powerful winds up to 6-7 Beaufort and locally up to 8-9. The Civil Protection warning is valid for Saturday, June 28, 2019, draws attention to the …

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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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Greece’s Civil Protection warning of Very High Risk of Fires, Aug 21

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued a Very High Risk warning for wildfires for Tuesday,  August 21st 2018.  According to the statement, large parts of Greece are at Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3) of fires. At Very High Risk are the regions of Attica, Sterea, Peloponnese, …

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Greece’s Civil Protection Very High Risk & High Risk warning for fires Aug 13

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued a Very High Risk warning for wildfires for Sunday, August 12th 2018.  According to the statement, several regions are at Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3) of fires. At Very High Risk are Attica and the island of Evia, while High …

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Very High Risk of Fire for several Greek regions, islands in Aegean & Ionian Sea

Several regions across Greece’s mainland as well as islands in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea are at Very High Risk of Fires on Friday, August 10th 2018.  According to a statement issued by the country’s Civil Protection Agency, Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3) of …

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Greece establishes new Emergency Response Service to deal with natural disasters

The General Secretariat for Greece’s Civil Protection is abolished and replaced by a new agency, the National Emergency Response Service. The radical change comes 18 days after the deadly wildfires in Athens with 93 people dead during which is Civil Protection was practically absent. The new public service will be …

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Very High Risk of Fire warning for Attica and islands, Aug 8

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued one more fires risk warning for Wednesday,  August 8, 2018. For several regions in Greece there is Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3), the Civil Protection notes. At Very High and High Risk of fires are the regions of Attica, Evia …

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Civil Protection General Secretary resigns over Wildfires Tragedy

The General Secretary of Greece’s Civil Protection Giannis Kapakis submitted his resignation on Monday, exactly two weeks after the wildfires tragedy that cost the lives of so far 91 people. The resignation comes a fay after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras replaced the chiefs of Fire  Service and Police.He replaced them …

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Greece’s Civil Protection warns of Fire Risk Level 4 for Aug 6

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued one more fires risk warning for Monday, August 6, 2018. For several regions in Greece there is Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3), the Civil Protection notes. At Very High and High Risk of fires are the regions of  Attica, Evia …

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Fire Risk warning Aug 4-5: Attica, Aegean islands & other regions

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued one more fires risk warning for Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5, 2018. For several regions in Greece there is Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3), the Civil Protection notes. At Very High and High Risk of fires are the …

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