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Evia: Settlement, monastery evacuated, NATURA Narrow Forest on fire

The forest fire in central Evia seems to be out of control due to powerful winds blowing in the area. The thick smoke of burning pine trees have reached Attica and capital Athens. On fire is the narrow forest Dirfys protected by NATURA 2000. The fire is near three village …

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Evia nightmare: Villages evacuated as wildfires rage, one arrest (videos, picts)

Dramatic is situation in several villages Evia with at least three wild fires fronts to continue their catastrophic course by Friday afternoon. Locals have been evacuated and elderly were hospitalized due to respiratory problems because of the thick smoke. One man was arrested for causing one of the fires in …

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Locals evacuated when wildfire in Karystos threatens their homes

People were evacuated in the early morning hours of Thursday when the powerful winds brought the blaze dangerously close to their summer houses. The wildfire broke out at Wednesday midnight in Aetos area of the coastal town of Karystos on the island of Evia. Initially winds blowing with intensity up …

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Bad weather causes power problems in Athens, Evia & Peloponnese

Two short power outages in Athens set locals in a state of alert early Wednesday evening. lights in our neighborhood flickered for at least two times in a short period. Citizens report of current fluctuation or of “short but repeated power outages.” According to some media, the power problem has …

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Man dies in snowed-in Evia village as medical help would not reach area

A 72-year-old man in one of the snowed-in villages in Evia suffered and stroke and died early Wednesday morning because medical help or transfer to a hospital was impossible due to harsh weather conditions. The man was living with his family in Stropones village where snow has reached a height …

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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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27-year-old man missing in Evia floods found alive 36 hours later

A 27-year-old man missing in floods since Saturday night, was found and rescued on Monday morning. It was locals who heard somebody shouting for help from afar and informed the Fire Service. Three people are still missing, one dead as Medicane Zorbas battered Greece. The young man was missing for …

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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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Cargo vessel ARSLANBEY runs aground next to sun beds and umbrellas (video)

It was just before Tuesday midnight, when the cargo vessel named ARSLANBEY run aground  on a sandy beach next to sun beds and umbrellas in the north coast of Evia. The vessel with a Turkish name under Panama flag was empty of cargo and was returning to Istanbul,  after having …

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Police arrest serial arsonist for having started 9 wildfires on Evia

Police has arrested a 32-year-old Greek man, a serial arsonist as investigation proved, for having started nine wildfires on the island of Evia in the months of June, July and August. According to a Fire Service statement, the man has been arrested following investigation by the relevant department. He has …

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Wildfire fire on Evia largely under control at Monday noon

The wildfire on Evia is largely under control as there is no fire front, however, it remains in progress with scattered fireplaces, Greece’s Fire Service announced Monday noon. All thought the night the fire service was operating in the area and managed to limit the big fire fronts. Fire firefighters …

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Two villages evacuated on Evia as wildfire rages on Sunday (videos)

Two villages and one monastery have been evacuated as a big wildfire has been raging on the island of Evia since the afternoon on Sunday. The fire broke out in a forest area unassailable to the Fire Service it was initially only aerial means set against the fire. As the …

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Euboea: Tavern owner brutally kills stray puppy Maggie

Greece’s animal loving society is shocked: a tavern owner beat to death a stray puppy in front of stunned and shocked customers and passersby. The brutal incident took place last Thursday in a popular destination especially for internal tourists: in Nea Styra village in Euboea island in eastern Greece. According …

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Greece: earthquake 4.9R in Istiaia shakes Athens

A powerful tremor shook  Athens, although the epicenter of the earthquake was 116 km North-East from the Greek capital, in Istiaia, in Euboea. The tremor measured 4.9 on the Richter scale and occurred at 8:09 p.m. local time. Epicentre: Oraioi between Istiaia and Aidipsos The tremor was originally given as …

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