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Heavy rainfall floods large parts of the island of Corfu

A health center and a school were flooded, people were trapped in their homes, rock slides and broken trees blocked the main roads on Corfu after a heavy rainfall hit the island in the Ionian Sea early Tuesday morning. via corfutv.gr The rushing waters flooded areas in central and south …

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Four sailing boats on fire at Corfu marina Gouvia (picts, vids)

Four sailing boats were engulfed in flames when a fire broke out at the Gouvia marina on the island of Corfu short after 4:00 pm on Wednesday, the Fire Brigade reported. The fire spread quickly from a 20-meter-long sailing vessel to adjacent boats within seconds. According to local media, the …

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Rethymno: Six villages evacuated as wildfire is raging Friday night (videos, pcts)

An extremely difficult battle against the flames is still being fought by the fire brigade in Rethymno, as the fires that broke out in Rodakino and between Orne and Krya Vrysi are still raging on Friday night. Strong winds blowing with intensity of up to 8 Beaufort make fire-extinction work …

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Whales stranded on Corfu; 15 NGOs call for end of seismic surveys in the Ionian Sea

The Greek branches of Greenpeace and WWF and a number of marine life protection organizations have sounded alarm as three whales stranded on the island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea. The incident took place in the last few days and it coincides with the operation of the seismic research …

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HRADF launches tender for the mega yachts marina on Corfu island

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund S.A. (HRADF), a member of the HCAP Group, proceeds with developing the mega yachts marina in Corfu in the framework of its strategy for highlighting assets with a strong local footprint and enhancing tourism development and growth. The licensed mega yachts marina is located …

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Corfu: Storm “Athena” causes power outages, flooding phenomena

Main roads on the island of Corfu turned into rivers on Thursday, house yards and basements were flooded, power outages occurred, small landslides took place and problems were registered in the provincial network after bad weather front “Athena” hit the island in the northern Ionian Sea. The Fire Service had …

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Memorial service held in birthplace of Prince Philip on Corfu during his funeral

At the same time the funeral of Prince Philip was taking place in England, a ceremony was held on the island of Corfu. the birthplace of the Duke of Edinburgh. A memorial service was held in Agios Spyridon Church and performed by the Bishop of Corfu, Nektarios. The ceremony was …

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102-year-old woman wins Covid-19 battle, discharged from Corfu hospital

A 102-year-old woman won the battle against the coronavirus. She was discharged from the general hospital on the island of Corfu on Saturday after hospitalization that lasted 20 days. The woman was one of the 56 elderly infected with Covid-19 in a nursing home in Ioannina, Epirus, beginning of the …

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British tourist injured as storm rages in camping in south Peloponnese

A British tourist was injured when a tree fell during a storm on her tent in Giannitsochori by Ilia in the early morning hours of Thursday. A wind hose hit the camping site while the woman was sleeping. According to local media, the woman suffered fractures in the legs and …

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Corfu: Three young Brits questioned over speedboat death of British woman

Three young Britons are being questioned by police on the Ionian island of Corfu over the death of a 60-year-old British holidaymaker who was run over by a speedboat while she was swimming at Avlaki beach, local media reported on Tuesday. According to local media corfupress, the suspects were taken …

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