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Short but heavy rainfall floods main roads in Athens (pcts)

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Main roads in Athens including those along the Athens Riviera were flooded and vehicles were trapped in muddy waters, and power outages occurred when a rainfall poured down in several suburbs of Greek capital late Tuesday afternoon. Police closed Pireos Avenue as well as Hamosternas, the main roads connecting Athens …

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Skyros, Thassos, Crete heavily hit by torrential rainfalls (picts)

Torrential rainfalls have been hitting several parts of Greece from the north to the south, flooding streets, homes and businesses and destroying infrastructure. The sporades islands but also Thassos were badly hurt by the rainstorms, while Crete was hit as well. Two bridges collapsed, streets turned into rivers and tourists …

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GENESIS in Greece: 27,000 lightning strikes; floods; forecast weekend (videos, maps)

Over 27,000 lightning strikes fell in less than 24 hours on Friday, with stormy weather GENESIS to hit large parts of Greece with no mercy. Heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms confirmed the forecasts for strong and dangerous weather phenomena. Floods occurred in several parts of the country and the Fire service …

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Greece’s Civil Protection on alert, warns of floods due to GENESIS

Greece’s Civil Protection warned of the dangerous weather phenomena and the risk of floods. In a live broadcast briefing early Thursday evening, the Civil Protection warned citizens in several regions of the country. Secretary general secretary of Civil Protection, Vassilis Papageorgiou said that the most dangerous 24-hour period is expected …

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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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