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90 passengers trapped in Kalavryta rack railway due to landslides

Ninety passengers on board of Kalavryta rack railway – Odontotos in Greek- were trapped on Monday after two landslides blocked the rail track due to bad weather affecting the area. Nobody was injured and all passengers were in good health, media reported. According to police and local media, buses were …

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Earthquake rattles with 5.2 R the island of Evia

A strong earthquake rattled with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale the island of Evia on Friday morning and was felt in Athens, 85 km away, and even in Corinth and Argolida some 180 km afar. According to the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens, the …

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Beach in Chania evacuated due to landslide risk after earthquake

An evacuation operation of beach “Glyka Nera” near Sfakia in the south coast of Chania Prefecture  was carried out on Tuesday morning, due to the fear of a landslide, following the strong earthquake on Sunday. Teams of the Port Authority and Police went to the beach and advised the bathers …

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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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Landslides, power outages as rainstorm hits Santorini (pcts, video)

Heavy rainfall and lightning caused landslides and power outages on the island of Santorini early Wednesday morning. The intense weather phenomena sounded alarm at the Fire Service. Motorists should be careful due to landslides on the road network, the local service waens citizens and tourists. Landslides occurred in the port …

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Kefalonia & Ithaca hit by storm, schools closed (videos)

Schools remain closed on Friday on Kefalonia and Ithaki after a heavy storm stroke the two islands in the Ionian Sea. Streets were flooded with tons of mud, power outages occurred as trees swept by the strong winds fell on the power supply network. Picture via Dennis Kakoniktis FB Many …

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Greece weather: New bad weather front with powerful rainfalls and storms

For one more time this winter Greece is in the grip of a bad weather front with powerful rainfalls, storms and snow. At the  same time the National Meteorological Service (EMY) warns of gusty winds up to 8 Beaufort. Meteorologists warn of floods. According to National Observatory in Athens, although …

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Landslides bring houses to collapse, cause severe damage traffic network in Central Greece (videos)

It wasn’t an earthquake that brought three houses to collapse but a landslide after days of torrential rains. Residents of Pialeia village by Trikala in Central Greece, were horrified to feel the earth moving under their feet. At least three houses of the village at an altitude of 500 m …

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Floods and landslides as heavy storm strikes the island of Samothraki

An unprecedented heavy storm. Streets turned into rivers, walls in the City Hall collapsed, the Health Center and several houses and shops have been flooded and the water supply was cut when a storm hit the island of Samothraki in the Northern Aegean Sea on Monday night. Locals speak of …

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Crete: Strong rainstorms damage roads, cause landslides (pcts, video)

A strong rainstorm that hit the Chania prefecture in Western Crete on Friday night turned roads into rivers  and caused extensive damage to the road network. The heavy rainfalls triggered landslides across the rural and national roads. According to e-kriti.gr, the fire brigades received more than 25 calls to pump …

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