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Samos: Powerful storm, impressive pictures by local photographer

One of the stongest storms of the last years stroke the island of Samos on Saturday night. The powerful phenomenon not only caused power cuts and problems in the road network. It also created an impressive scenery that local photographer Manolis Thravalos captured with his camera. “Thousands of lightnings turned …

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Powerful rainstorm floods again Athens, forces Metro evacuation

A powerful rainstorm broke out short after 01:30 Sunday afternoon and flooded again the streets in West and North suburbs of Greek capital Athens. Metro stations and were reportedly evacuated and remain closed due to power outages and floods. was evacuated and closed due to repeated power outages. was evacuated …

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Rare phenomenon over Kavala: An awesome Shelf Cloud

A rare phenomenon over the city of Kavala in Northern Greece:  A storm with a shelf cloud. A low-hanging, well-defined, wedge-shaped formation that occurs along the leading edge of a gust front in a thunderstorm. Shelf clouds most often form just ahead of intense lines of thunderstorms. Shelf clouds are …

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Heavy rainstorms hit Athens, set south Lefkada under water (videos, picts)

Streets and basements flooded, trees fell and power was cut in hundreds of households and businesses when a powerful rainstorm stroke Greek capital Athens on Sunday afternoon. The football match between Panathinaikos and Xanthi was suspended when the pitch turned into a lake. The heavy rainfall showed for one more …

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12 crew members rescued after cargo “Little Seyma” run aground in stormy Aegean weather

A big operation is underway to rescue 12 crew members of cargo vessel Little Seyma that run aground off the eastern coast of the islet of Tragonisi off the eastern tip of the island of Mykonos in the central Aegean Sea. Little Seyma – Tragonisi The vessel is reportedly stuck …

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Short and powerful rainstorm floods Keratsini suburb of Pireaus (picts, videos)

One more area was flooded on Friday morning when a short but powerful rain-and thunderstorm stroke the West Attica. This time the bad weather front stroke Keratsini suburb of Piraeus in West Attica. Ten kilometers way from downtown Athens, the capital of a European country in the 21st century. Torrential …

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Death toll reaches 15, still 3 missing in floods. PM Tsipras declares ‘national mourning’

The drama in West Attica floods has no end.  The bodies of more and more people who died in the floods have been recovered. The majority of them were elderly trapped in their homes, unable to escape the powerful force of the rushing waters bring mud and rubble from the …

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+++ Ten people die, several missing in West Attica floods, dramatic rescue operations (videos, picts)

Hour by hour the death toll in West Attica floods is increasing, while an unknown number of missing people has been reported to authorities by concerned relatives. The body of an 82-year-old woman was found by fire fighters short before 10 a.m. Wednesday. The woman was trapped inside her home …

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Four dead, three injured in West Attica floods, tons of water turn towns into mud lakes (videos, picts)

Torrential rains that started in the dawn of Wednesday and kept sending tons of water in Western Attica have flooded homes and shops in Mandra and Nea Peramos, the wider area of Megara as well as parts of the old and the new Athens-Corinth highway. Two elderly lost their lives …

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UPD British father dies when rainstorm sweeps away family car in Corfu

A 57-year-old British tourist lost his life when rushing waters swept away the car he was driving during a thunderstorm. The tragedy occurred during the time a thunderstorm with torrential rains was striking the island of Corfu in the Northern Ionian Sea on Saturday evening.  In the car were also …

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Flooded basements and streets as powerful rainstorm strikes Thessaloniki

Houses and shops were flooded and motorists were trapped in their vehicles when the rainstorm turned streets into rivers. The west part of Thessaloniki was badly hit by the storm on Wednesday evening, a storm that kept on striking until the early morning hours of Thursday. The fire brigades received …

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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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Greek autumn arrives with rainfalls, thunderstorms, temperature drop

Autumn begins astronomical on September 22nd, but the Greek Autumn arrives already today with rainfalls, thunderstorms, strong Western and North winds and temperature drop during the day, . According to meteorologists and the National Meteorology Service,the bad weather front will start in Western Greece and move to areas of Central …

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Crazy Greek weather forecast: Sunshine, Storms and Hail

Greece is a divided country: sunshine, storms and hail. National Meteorology Service (EMY) has issued a weather warning for Monday, September 11th 2017. Main characteristics of the weather deterioration are storms, hail and very strong south winds reaching up to 9 Beaufort in the Ionian Sea and the shores of …

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Powerful storm in North-West Greece causes severe damages

A powerful storm swept throughοut north-western Greece on Saturday causing severe damages mainly in agricultural land, turning roads into rivers and squares into lakes. The biggest damages are been recorded in Athyra, Pella prefecture, where the storm uprooted trees. Many of them fell on the roofs of houses. A centenarian …

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