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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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Skyros, Thassos, Crete heavily hit by torrential rainfalls (picts)

Torrential rainfalls have been hitting several parts of Greece from the north to the south, flooding streets, homes and businesses and destroying infrastructure. The sporades islands but also Thassos were badly hurt by the rainstorms, while Crete was hit as well. Two bridges collapsed, streets turned into rivers and tourists …

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Lightning kills woman on the island of Skopelos (UPD)

A woman was killed by a lightning during a rainstorm on the island of Skopelos on Tuesday, local media report. The woman was reportedly doing agricultural works on the fields together with her husband, when she was hit but the lightning. She died immediately in front of her husbands’ eyes, …

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Skopelos Municipality request “state of emergency” following hail storm

A heavy hail storm that swept over the island of Skopelos on Friday caused severe damages in infrastructure. The Municipality submitted a request to the Civil Protection asking that the “state of emergency.” Especially affected are the areas of Glossas, Klimatos and the settlement of Panormos. “There are problems on …

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Breathtaking! Landslide threatens part of the historic Castle on Skopelos (video)

A historic church and several houses, a whole neighborhood, are at high risk to slide into the sea after a big landslide took down the slope in the old Castle area on the island of Skopelos, Sporades, on Sunday, 13. January 2019. Years-long soil erosion and lack of maintenance works …

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250 tourists evacuated after Medicane Zorbas caused flash floods on Skiathos

Torrential rainfalls hit the island of Skiathos as Medicane Zorbas swept over the Sporades island on Sunday. Tons of rainwater poured down and flooded several areas on the island, a favorite tourist’s destination. At least 250 tourists were brought from small hotels and other facilities to safety in a big …

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After Hydra, power outages also on islands of Skopelos and Tinos

From 4 0′ clock in the morning until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, locals and tourists on the island of Skopelos remained without electricity. A heavy rainstorm had reportedly damages the power supply system. Extensive lightning had damaged transmitters and columns with the effect of a total black-out on the island …

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Search & Rescue operation for tourists on boat off Skopelos island

A Search and Rescue Operation was launched by the Greek Coast Guard on Monday afternoon in the sea area north off the island of Skopelos in the Sporades group. The SAR was launched after two tourists on an inflatable boat sent an SOS signal. It was short before 5 p.m. …

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Cute seals join sunbathers at Greece’s islands beaches (videos)

Cute seals at Greek beaches. More and more seals appear at the Greek beaches even though hundreds of swimmers and sunbathers are around. The adorable animals do not seem to be bothered by the human noise and curiosity. However, no matter how playful and friendly it looks, a seal is …

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“Life in snowed in village” – Report & pictures from Skopelos

For third consecutive day Greece remains in “deep freeze” with snow falls and temperatures below the freezing point. The extreme weather front “Ariadne” crashed over the country with polar air masses at -12 degrees Celsius. The unprecedented weather front caused heavy snow falls from North -Macedonia – to the South …

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Greek Coast Guard shoots at grazing goats (video)

Dressed in his official coast guard uniform and standing on the boat bow, the “big boy” lifts his weapon and starts shooting six times at goats grazing on the remote side of an island. In shear panic the goats are running to escape the deafening sound and the deadly bullets. The …

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