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ARIEL: Floods, landslides, power outages. Updated weather warning (videos)

Bad weather front ARIEL keeps on hitting Greece with rain, storms and powerful winds , causing serious problems and damages in several regions of the country. From Attica to Thessaloniki, to the island of Skopelos and western Macedonia and Halkidiki  the damage from the heavy rains and storms that fell …

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Storm EVA hits Piraeus and the Cyclades islands (videos, picts)

Streets in the port of Piraeus turned into rivers and a garbage bin took a lonesome ride between cars and their motorists struck in the waters, as storm EVA reached Attica on Sunday. The storm affected mainly the south suburbs and meteorologists had warned of flooding phenomena. It needed just …

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Prosecutor orders investigation into Agia Pelagia deadly flood; Anti-flood project under scrutiny

The deadly flood where two people died in Agia Pelagia on the island of Crete has triggered the intervention of the local judicial authorities that ordered an urgent preliminary investigation. The head of the Prosecutor’s Office of Heraklion, Thanasis Galina, ordered on Monday an urgent preliminary examination for the deadly …

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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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Torrential rain floods Thessaloniki; over 800 calls to Fire Service (pcts,vids)

A heavy rainstorm hit the urban complex of Greece’s second biggest city Thessaloniki turning streets into rivers, sweeping away vehicles, flooding homes and shops, and even the landmark of the city , the White Tower. Power outage recorded in some of the residential and commercial areas. The rain started around …

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

ATHENS RAIN

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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