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Smart Benches installed in two main squares of Heraklio, Crete

The Municipality of Heraklio on the island of Crete installed four smart benches on two of the main squares of the city. The smart benches operate with solar energy and have full energy independence. They offer to the people the opportunity to re-charge their mobile phones and browse  through the …

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Crete: Mother, 2 children pulled out car plunged in 80-meter deep cliff

A mother and her two children aged 9 and 10, were pulled out of  a car that fell off a cliff in the region of Rethymon Prefecture, Crete, on Tuesday. A woman was reportedly driving between Sisses and Aloides, when she lost control of the car that plunged into an …

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Crete: Record rainfall for 41 consecutive hours, 15,500 lightnings on Feb 24-26

Non-stop rain, for 41 consecutive hours, hit the island of Crete between February 24 and 26, while a total of 15,500 bolts of lightning fell, data released by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) has shown. The unprecedented rainfall flooded mainly the West part of Crete and caused huge damages …

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The emblematic Keritis Bridge suffered irreparable damage (video)

The images break one’s heart. For 111 years the bridge of Keritis was standing over Alkianos    River. The emblematic construction surrendered to the force of nature and the human negligence and suffered irreparable damage. It broke down into pieces on February 25, 2019  when a disastrous weather front struck the …

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Granny rescue after she abandoned crumbling home in Crete village (videos)

Fearing that her house would collapse due to erosion, a granny abandoned her home in a village in Crete and started to walk in the rugged mountainous area, between rocks, boulders, shrubs, mud, landslides and water streams. Her only aid was a crutch and a make-shift wooden stick. Granny Irene …

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Weather damages in Crete’s infrastructure may exceed €100mn (videos)

The video shot by a drone shows the damages and the floods in Chania Prefecture caused by barometric low Okeanis that stroke the West past of Crete with powerful rainfalls. It is mostly the infrastructure on the island that suffered immense destruction due to landslides and soil erosion. The road …

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Soil erosion threatens villages on Crete, Army installs portable bridges

Following days of powerful rainfalls, soil erosion threatens villages in Platanias Municipality, Crete. With portable, prefabricated bridges the Greek Army tries to re-connect villages with the outside world, after several main bridges collapsed. The video shows the moment when the historical Keritis bridge over Alikianos River collapses as its foundation …

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