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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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Impressive and scary waterspout in Halkidiki (pcts, vids)

An impressive and at the same time terrifying waterspout was formed close to the coast on the first “leg” of Halkidiki peninsula on Sunday morning. Immediately sunbathers at the beach of Xenia by the village of Paliouri in the south of Kassandra grabbed their mobiles to capture the spectacular phenomenon. …

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+++Fire-fighting helicopter crash off Samos: 2 rescued, 2 dead UPDATE (video, pcts)

A fire-fighting helicopter crashed into the sea off the island of Samos on Wednesday afternoon. Four crew member missing. Big Search and Rescue Operation underway. According to preliminary information, the helicopter, type ER-MH4, crashed while it was attempting to collect water from the sea. The helicopter was participating in the …

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Milos British-flagged shipwreck: All passengers, crew rescued (picts, video)

All 11 passengers and 7 crew members from the British-flagged shipwreck have been rescued and transported to the island of Milos, the Greek Coast Guard said early Thursday afternoon. One person was slightly injured in the head when the 28-meter-long chartered yacht sank and everybody found himself in the water, …

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Athenians enjoy the rare snow blanket in the Greek capital

Snow is the number one topic on Greek social media on Tuesday with thousands of Athenians posting pictures and footage of the white winter wonderland. they went out with their kids and dogs, played snowball-war and formed snowmen. People posted pictures of their dogs enjoying snow #white stuff good#Athens#χιονι pic.twitter.com/wqwYbmzKkU …

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Snow weather front “Leandros” dresses parts of Greece white (vds, picts)

Snow weather front “Leandros” dressed white many regions in north and central Greece, parts of the Peloponnese and even the mountains surrounding the Attica basin and the northern suburbs of Athens. Temperatures dropped significantly. Some parts of the national Athens-Thessaloniki highway have been reportedly closed for heavy trucks since 5:45 …

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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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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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Eight Greek F-16 escort two US B-52 within FIR Athens and Nicosia

Eight Greek fighter jets F16 escorted two US bombers B-52 within the FIR of Athens and Nicosia on Wednesday, the Greek General Staff announced. The escort took place at the request USEUCOM, the US European Command. The two strategic bombers were accompanied by four pairs of F-16 aircraft during their …

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Five villages evacuated during large wildfire still ranging in Mani

Five villages were evacuated in eastern Mani during a big wildfire that burned through forestland between Gythio and Areopolis since Saturday noon. The village Vachos, Germa, Drosopigi, Eleochori and Skamnaki were evacuated initially as as precaution due to strong winds. Later, the flames passed through the village of Drossopogi, reaching …

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Evia disaster: Flash floods kill 8-month-old baby, 4 adults; 2 missing

Flash floods on the island of Evia on Sunday morning have killed an 8-month-old baby and two elderly, while information about a fourth dead is not officially confirmed by now. Torrential rainfalls hit the island from late Saturday night until Sunday morning, flooding homes and causing extensive damage in the …

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Forest fire in Kehries out of control, settlements, children’s camp evacuated

Three settlements and one children’s summer camp were evacuated early afternoon Wednesday after the forest fire in Kehries by Corinth in eastern Peloponnese went out of control due to powerful winds. Residents of Galataki, Zimens and Agios Konstantinos as well as the children of the camp were transferred to safe …

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Earthquake 6R causes mini tsunami in south-eastern Crete (picts, video)

The earthquake that stroke off the island of Crete with a magnitude of 6 R on Saturday afternoon caused a mini tsunami, Greek seismologists and international scientists confirmed later on the day. The slight change of the sea level was observed by local residents as withdrawal and return of the …

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Riot police clash with locals over migration centers on the islands (videos)

Extensive clashes erupted overnight on islands of Lesvos and Chios and continue on Tuesday, with local authorities and residents trying to prevent the arrival of riot police, water canons and excavating machines to be used to build new closed migration centers. The forces arrived by ferries chartered by the government. …

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Moving story: Ex US FM James Baker III and the “Zante Girl”

A moving story from the devastating earthquake in Zakynthos in 1953: A young officer who later became US Secretary of State and the mysterious “Zante Girl. The story comes again to spotlight, after the former US Secretary of State, James Baker III, sent a letter and pictures to the now …

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Earthquake 6.8R in Turkey: Death toll rises to 21, more than 1030 injured (videos)

A powerful earthquake stroke with 6.8R South-East Turkey on Friday evening. The epicenter was located close to Doganyol between the towns of Malatya and Elazig and had a focal depth of 6.7 km. According to latest information thirtenn hours after the earthquake, 21 people have lost their lives and more …

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