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Flood victims in Thessaly get to pay property tax (ENFIA)

For the flood victims in Thessaly, the torture of the bureaucracy of the Greek state does not end. In addition to the energy bills in the flooded properties that remain without electricity, the closed and uninhabited houses, locals have now received also notices to pay the unified Property Tax (ENFIA). …

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Rhodes: Heavy rainfalls flood the island, cause landslides (video)

Heavy rainfalls hit the island of Rhodes early on Wednesday, flooding main and small roads and causing landslides in some villages. Authorities urge citizens to limit their movements Streams have been overflown in the area of Damatia and Marista, local media rodiaki.gr reported. The heave rainfalls started early Wednesday morning. …

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Dutch experts on Thessaly floods: “Forget the big dams! Give room to the rivers”

Dutch experts shed light on the causes of the floods disaster in Thessaly plain that destroyed agricultural land, farming animals, homes and businesses in September 2023. The experts hired to evaluate the causes of the floods have reportedly proposed a new water management model. Among their preliminary findings included in …

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EU takes Greece to court over failure to update flood risk maps

The European Commission on Thursday decided to refer Greece to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to provide updated flood risk and flood hazard maps as required by its floods directive. It was the only EU member country not to comply. The European Commission Thursday launched legal action …

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Storm ELIAS bring massive flooding in Volos and Pilion (videos)

Residents of Volos in the Magnissia prefecture were ordered to stay indoors by police as of 18:40 on Wednesday and were forbidden to travel, as storm ELIAS hits the region with very heavy rainfalls since the afternoon, flooding roads, basements, home and businesses. Dozens of people are reportedly trapped in …

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Storm ELIAS floods Evia, causes problems in other regions (videos)

Storm ELIAS is testing with floods the residents of the island of Evia since the early morning hours of Wednesday. The severe weather phenomena flooded whole villages mostly in the northern part of the island and sent people on roof tops. Bridges collapsed when rivers and streams overflowed, landslides blocked …

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Greece floods: Swimming ban imposed in Magnesia, Larissa coastlines

The Thessaly Water Directorate announced on Thursday a temporary swimming ban for all coasts of the Magnesia and Larissa regions, central Greece, excluding the beaches in Northern Sporades, after the floods caused by the deadly storm Daniel. The announcement stated that sampling to verify the suitability of the waters for …

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Floods Day 16: Locals still struggle with mud, stench, disease risks and desperation

Sixteen days after the floods in Central Greece and people still struggling with dirty stagnant waters and mud, the stench of carcasses of thousands of drown animals, the questionable quality of drinking water and the threats of infectious diseases. Not to mention the chaos regarding the initial compensations for the …

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Toll-free passage on certain parts of Greece’s highways

Vehicles will use the E65 Aegean Motorway without paying tolls on the section between the Nikaia junction and Maliakos Bay until 6:00 on September 20, 2023, the Infrastructure and Transport Minister Christos Staikouras has announced. Also extended until September 20 is toll-free access for trucks (over 3.5 tonnes) on the …

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Lake Karla about to flood villages- Volos without safe water for 11th day

Rising water levels at Lake Karla are threatening to inundate the few remaining parts of the Thessaly plain that have not been flooded yet. The reason is that the waters from Pinios River continued to feed into the lake on Friday. Villages on the shores of Lake Karla such as …

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People in flooded areas diagnosed with infections; where water not safe

A total of 48 people in the regions of Larissa, Magnissia, Trikala, and Karditsa that experienced severe flooding were diagnosed with gastroenteritis and 65 with respiratory infections on Wednesday, according to a daily health report. The diagnoses were made at the 26 National Health System centers in the above regions, …

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Livestock will “die of starvation” warn breeders in flooded Greece (videos)

Livestock that survived the recent floods in central Greece will “die of starvation” if there is no immediate steps taken to cover the shortage in animal feed, breeders in flood-stricken areas in Central Greece warn. Surviving animals are at risk to die either of starvation or from contaminated water as …

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Supreme Court orders investigation into floods in central Greece

Greece’s Supreme Court Prosecutor has ordered an investigation into the floods  in Central Greece and demands in-depth probes in potential mismanagement of thousands of euros in funding for anti-flooding works in the area. The investigation extends just 3 years backwards, after medicane Ianos hit the area in 2020. The prosecutor …

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Farkadona residents file first lawsuit for flooding their village

Dozens of residents of floods-stricken village Farkadona, Central Greece, filed the first lawsuit against all  competent authorities including the Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection and the Regional government of Thessaly. The residents complained that “unknown people” deliberately broke the Enipea dam in two places, with the aim of …

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Bishop on a tractor blesses locals in flood-stricken areas (video)

A Bishop was seen blessing flood victims in Megala Kalyvia village from a tractor in a small village in central Greece, a region that flooded following two days of unprecedented rainfall. Residents of Megan Kalyvia, a village submerged in tons of water, saw Bishop Chrysostomos of Trikki on a tractor …

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