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Stormy weather sweeps across Greece; child and three workers injured

A bad weather front sweeping across Greece with heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms and powerful winds since Wednesday evening has led to the injuries of three adults and one child as well as to material damages. A 7-year-old boy was injured when the iron garden door in relatives house collapsed in …

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“Diomedes” strikes Greece with dense snowfalls, disrupts sea traffic (videos)

Bad weather front “Diomedes” is sweeping across Greece with dense snowfalls and heavy rainfalls, low temperatures and frost, causing problems mainly in central and northern Greece, where areas have been flooded and snow has closed many regional roads. Since Tuesday evening, the Civil Protection dispatched 100 machines to remove snow …

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One woman dies as torrential rainfalls flood large parts of Greece (videos)

One woman lost her life in western Macedonia when the bad weather front hit with full power Greece with torrential rainfalls and gale-force on Saturday. Members of the fire brigades located the body of the 55-year-old woman who went missing on Saturday evening when torrential rain had flooded the area …

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Rainfall floods homes, shops and a kindergarten in south Athens

Houses, shops and streets were flooded and people were trapped in their homes and vehicles in southern Athens when a rainstorm hit on Tuesday night. The Fire Service received dozens of calls for help. Note that the flooded areas Kallithea, Moschato, Neo Faliro are right next close to a construction …

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Attica on Alert as stormy weather causes floods, power outages

Greece’s Civil Protection sent an Alert message to mobile phones of the residents of Athens, Piraeus and other suburbs of Attica warning of extreme weather phenomena and urging people to refrain from unnecessary movement outdoors. The message in Greek and English urges the residents of the Greek capital to avoid …

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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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Heavy rainstorm floods Crete, forces Heraklio airport to shut down (videos)

Torrential rainfalls on the island of Crete turned roads into rivers, flooded homes and businesses and forced the temporary shut down of the airport of Heraklio on Wednesday. Dozens of motorists were trapped in rushing waters as rivers and streams overflowed. Flooded passenger area and airport of Heraklio. State broadcast …

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Prosecutors investigate tragedy of Karditsa with 4 dead and extensive floods

Justice authorities intervened in the tragedy with four dead people and extensive damages through floods in Karditsa, Central Greece. Authorities will investigate possible malfunctions and omissions by the  competent services in charge of prevention and reduction of the consequences of bad weather. According to local media, the head of the …

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Medicane floods villages, highway in Central Greece, dozens trapped (videos)

With violent and intense force, Medicane Ianos struck the region of Fthiotida in central Greece on Friday noon and flooded homes, businesses and roads, including the part of the national highway between Lamia and Karpenissi. Villages west of the city of Lamia received tons of water for over three hours. …

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Torrential rainfalls flood homes and business on Thassos

Twenty minutes of torrential rain on the island of Thassos were enough to flood homes and businesses, to turn roads into rivers. Especially affected by the summer rainstorm are Limenaria and Skala Maries. The rainstorm broke out in the early morning hours of Thursday, tones of water fell on the …

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Torrential rains flood Skiathos, Evia, heavy snowfalls in Halkidiki (videos)

Roads were flooded, homes and shops came under water, streams and rivers were overflowed and mountains were covered with snow, when the barometric low hit central and northern Greece with heavy rainfalls and dense snow falls. Especially hit by the bad weather front are the island of Skiathos, Sithonia Halkidiki …

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Flooded streets on Rhodes? No problem, if you have a canoe (videos)

Heavy rain fell on the island of Rhodes and flooded several local rivers and streams on Saturday. The mud waters did not take long and made their way to settlement and villages, thus causing also power outages. It was a matter of time, for streets and roads to turn into …

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EU Parliament approves €4.5mn aid to restore flood damages on West Crete

The European Parliament has approved an EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) aid worth 4.5 million euros for restoration of flood damages in western Crete last February. The idea was first proposed by Greek MEP Eva Kaili (PASOK)  and was ultimately passed by majority vote. Crete’s flash flooding from the winter storm …

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Storm strikes Rhodes: Floods, power outages, one woman dead (videos)

Roads in the city of Rhodes and in villages turned into rivers when storm “Geryon” hit the island in the south Dodecanese early Monday evening. One woman with disabilities was found dead in her flooded home in Ialyssos. Local authorities urge citizens to not move around. The 75-year-old woman died in …

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Storm “Geryon”: Dramatic moments in mud-floods in West Attica (picts, videos)

With full power storm “Geryon” stroke the beach town of Kinetta in West Attica in the night from Sunday to Monday causing unprecedented destruction. Dozens of calls to Fire Service to evacuate people from flooded homes. One 44-year-old man has been reportedly missing. “We heard a loud noise and within …

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