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Samos, Dodecanese, Crete: Dangerous weather phenomena warning

Greece’s national emergency line warned residents on the islands of Samos, the Dodecanese and south Crete of dangerous weather phenomena on Sunday and early morning Monday, December 11-12, 2022. The messages warn of powerful thunderstorms and gale-force winds. they urge residents to avoid unnecessary travel and to follow instructions by …

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Storm ALERT sent to residents of Samos, Ikaria, Dodecanese

A storm ALERT message via the 112 emergency line was sent to the residents of Samos, Ikaria and the Dodecanese on Sunday afternoon, November 6, 2022. The ALERT message warned them of dangerous weather phenomena (strong storms) from noon Sunday, until Monday morning, November 7. The message reads: “Dangerous weather …

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Earthquake strikes with 4.8R the island of Samos

An earthquake stroke the island of Samos with 4.8 magnitude on the Richter scale early Sunday morning. According to the Geodynamic Institute of Greece, the epicenter of the earthquake was  in the sea area, 27 km North-North-East from the island’s capital Vathi and had focal depth 11.8 km. Other seismological …

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Village evacuation as fire rekindled on Lesvos; fire on Samos under control

Residents of the Vrysa village were ordered to evacuate on Wednesday afternoon after the fire in the south of Lesvos rekindled. Strong winds had revived the seemingly inactive fire pockets and thick smoke developed within just 15 minutes, state broadcaster ERT reported. The Fire Service gave the recommendation for the …

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UPDATE: Two villages evacuated as forest fire rages on Samos

The villages of Makria Pounta and Limnionas were evacuated late on Wednesday as the fire that broke out on the island of Samos on Wednesday afternoon has been raging without a stop. The fire continued its destructive work, and orders were given to evacuate the villages of Limnionas and Makria …

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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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Silver Alert: UK national Archibald Green missing on Samos

UK national on vacations on the island of Samos, ARCHIBALD GREEN, 73 years old, went missing on May 26, 2022. He went missing On Thursday morning in the area of Marina by Pythagorio, Greece’s Silver Alter service said in a Missing bulletin. Green has blue eyes, is 1.90 m tall and …

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Coast Guard prevents 5 boats with over 450 migrants to enter Greece

Alarm in the Aegean Sea: five boats with dozens of migrants onboard attempted to illegally cross into Greek territorial waters in the early morning hours of Monday. The Greek Coast Guard spotted the boats between the islands of Chios and Samos and th operation is still ongoing on Monday noon. …

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Forest fire on Samos island out of control; one suspect arrested

A forest fire has been raging on the island of Samos since 10 o’ clock Tuesday morning and is out of control also in early evening. A village nearby has been evacuated, support fire fighting forces are on the way to the island in the eastern Aegean Sea. One suspect …

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Greece probes Samos crash that killed witness in Netanyahu trial

Authorities in Greece Tuesday opened an investigation into the crash of a private Cessna aircraft from Israel that killed a prosecution witness in the corruption trial of former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The plane crashed in the sea off the island of Samos on Monday evening, as it was …

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Two Israelis die when Cessna crashes into the sea off Samos – SAR Video

Τhe bodies of two Israeli nationals have been recovered short after 9 o’ clock Monday evening following the crash of a small Cessna aircraft off the island of Samos, eastern Aegean Sea. According to state broadcaster ERT, rescuers located first the body of one passenger, a woman, and short time …

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Hotels and one village evacuated on Samos due to wildfire raging

Two hotels close to the fire front were evacuated on Thursday afternoon on the island of Samos where a wildfire has been raging since the morning. The fire broke out in the forest of the area Vourliotes in the east of the island. The order for evauation was given by …

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Fire at migrants’ camp on Samos; two asylum seekers detained

Police detained two asylum seekers after a fire broke out in the Migrants’ Reception and Identification Center camp on the island of Samos early Friday morning. Ten firefighters with 5 trucks rushed to the area and extinguished the fire before it would create big damage. According to local media samosvoice, …

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EU commissioner Johansson met with with protests while visiting camps on Lesvos and Samos

The visit of EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson on the island of Lesvos and Samos  was met with protests by both locals and refugees. As the Commissioner visited the camps to discuss the new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum and funding to Greece, charities warned that the …

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Mayors of three Aegean islands against EU’s new migration pact

The mayors of the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos have called on the European Union on Thursday to amend the proposal for the new migration pact, saying “it unduly burdens front-line countries, damaging their national interests and creating gray zones in the eastern borders of the EU.” “It is …

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