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Power mostly restored on Ionian islands, Karditsa, says Power Operator

Power is mostly restored on the Ionian Islands and Karditsa, the areas hardest hit by the Medicane, hurricane, Greece’s Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DEDDIE) said on Tuesday evening. The few remaining and remote areas still without power since Ianos hit over the weekend were being worked on, the operator added. …

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Six people evacuated from cut-off village Oxia in flooded Central Greece

Six people from the small village area of Oxia have been successfully airlifted to safety on Tuesday morning. Located on the mountains by Mouzaki, the village has been cut-off since Saturday after medicane Ianos struck the area causing extensive damage in the infrastructure. Two helicopters of the Fire Service brought …

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IANOS leaves behind 3 dead, one missing and extensive destruction

Three dead people, one missing woman and extensive destruction is what Medicane Ianos left behind after it swept over Greece from Thursday night to Sunday. Over 8,000 homes and businesses are still under water in the Prefecture of Karditsa, Central Greece, three days after nature struck. Its rage started in …

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Medicane IANOS is heading to Crete, warns Greece’s Meteo Service

Medicane IANOS is heading to the island of Crete, the National Observatory of Athens’ (NOA) Meteo weather service said early afternoon Saturday. According to the latest forecast data of NOA, the center of IANOS was located in the South Ionian. IANOS center located South-West of Peloponnese at 9:30 am Saturday. …

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Two dead, three missing as Medicane Ianos floods central Greece

Two people have been recovered dead and three are missing in Central Greece where Medicane IANOS struck with heavy intensity, flooded large parts of Thessaly and damaged infrastructure. The towns of Karditsa, Farsala and surrounding areas down to the outskirts of Volos are under water, and dozens are still waiting …

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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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Greece Meteo Service updates Medicane weather warning Sept 18-20

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY updated its Red Alert weather warning on Friday noon, as Medicane Ianos appears to have slightly change its course. The Warning is from Friday, 18. September, until Sunday, 20. September 2020. EMY warns of heavy rains and thunderstorms, accompanied by powerful winds of an average …

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Migrants boat in distress as Medicane hits Greece, making rescue almost impossible

A boat carrying migrants and refugees has come in distress off western Peloponnese as Medicane Ianos strikes the area, making the Search and Rescue operation impossible. There are reportedly some 50-55 people on board. One of the passengers has called the emergency international number <112>. Coast guard boats set for …

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Ianos rage over Zante, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Lefkada (videos)

All through the night, Medicane IANOS was swirling over the Ionian islands and western Peloponnese, with gale-force winds and heavy rainfalls. Mostly hit were the islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Ithaca. Roof tops were swept away, electricity was cut and many boats sunk. Winds reaching at times up to 12 …

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Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Ithaki, 4 other regions in “state of emergency” due to IANOS

The islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Ithaki in the Ionian Sea and the regions on Achaia, Arkadia, Messinia in Peloponnese and Aitoloakarnania in western Greece have been declared in state of “special civil protection mobilization” Thursday noon due to Medicane Ianos. The decision was announced by head of Civil Protections …

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Watch Live Course of Medicane IANOS sweeping across Greece

Extreme weather front IANOS reached the sea region between Sicily and Peloponnese early on Thursday and is beginning to intensify. According to the Athens National Observatory it is taking on the characteristics of Mediterranean hurricane. a Medicane. Atmospheric pressure at the center of IANOS was approximately 1,000 hPa and expected …

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Medicane IANOS Greece: RED ALERT Warning for several regions

Medicane IANOS is forecast to hit Greece in the next 24 hours, meteorologists and Civil Protection are warning. In a breaking new appearance on Wednesday evening, head of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias warned citizens of the rare but extra powerful and dangerous weather phenomenon, a Medicane, that it forecast to …

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Greece Extreme Weather: Medicane features, stormy winds up to 10B

Greece’s National Meteorological Service has issued a press release warning of extreme weather phenomena and powerful winds up to 10 Beaufort to strike Greece on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 12-13, 2019. At the same time, local meteorologists warn of a Medicane that is being formed in the Central Mediterranean Sea. …

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Body of last victim of Medicane “Zorbas” found 23 days later

The last victim of Mediterranean hurricane “Zorbas” was found 23 days after went missing in the floods on September 29, 2018.  The body of the 58-year-old woman found by a local near Krya Vrisi in Northern Evia on October 22. The body was covered with dry grass and soil and …

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Ferries, ships traffic in Greece still disrupted due to extreme weather

Ferries and ships traffic to and form the islands is still disrupted on Sunday, Sept 30 2018, due to the extreme weather phenomena caused by Medicane Zorbas. While the sailing ban was lifted on Sunday morning not all ferries departed from the port of Piraeus for the Cyclades islands. Four …

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Medicane Zorbas: Germans tourists abandon yacht before it crashes on rocks (vid)

A group of German tourists abandoned a yacht that was heading to the rocks of the shore of Kyparisi in Lakonia, South Peloponnese. According to the Greek Coast Guard, nine people, all German nationals, were on board of the yacht and all are well and safe. The yacht crashed on …

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Surfers defy warnings and tame waves of Medicane Zorbas (video)

Mediterranean Cyclone? A fear-morning cyclone? Rough sea and high waves? No problem. A couple of fearless surfers decided to tame Medicane Zorbas and its waves and enjoy their favorite sports. The surfers were spotted on Saturday morning in the bay next to the port of  Marathopoli in Messinia, one of …

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Medicane Zorbas: Extreme weather phenomena forecast until Monday, Oct 1

Greece’s National Meteorological Service issued an updated Red Alert Warning on Saturday afternoon. The warning refers to the extreme weather phenomena that strike the country in the form of Mediterranean Cyclone Zorbas. The word ‘Medicane” deprives from “Mediterranean” and “hurricane”, a phenomenon that is rare in the Mediterranean basin. In …

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Greece’s Medicane Zorbas strikes SW Peloponnese (videos, pictures)

It was short after 10 o’ clock on Saturday morning when Mediterranean Cyclone Zorbas stroke the Prefecture of Messinia in South-West Peloponnese, in South Greece. “Initially it was just rough sea, when suddenly strong wind started to blow and rain fell,” a local reporter said. In the Gulf of Messinia, …

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