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Storm EVA hits Piraeus and the Cyclades islands (videos, picts)

Streets in the port of Piraeus turned into rivers and a garbage bin took a lonesome ride between cars and their motorists struck in the waters, as storm EVA reached Attica on Sunday. The storm affected mainly the south suburbs and meteorologists had warned of flooding phenomena. It needed just …

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Retail stores closed on Sunday, Nov 6 due to Storm Eva

The General Secretariat of Trade & Consumer Protection revoked on Saturday a decision to open retail stores throughout the country Sunday, November 6, due to storm EVA. The opening, which is optional and not mandatory, was moved to next Sunday, November 13,  from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., the secretariat …

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Watch STORM EVA Live – Civil Protection instructions

Storm EVA has already started to affect Greece and rainfalls have been recorded in the Ionian islands and parts of the West of the country since Saturday morning. Watch Live STORM EVA Saturday noon, the National Meteorological Service EMY has updated its RED ALERT emergency bulletin from Thursday, however, there …

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Corfu: Storm “Athena” causes power outages, flooding phenomena

Main roads on the island of Corfu turned into rivers on Thursday, house yards and basements were flooded, power outages occurred, small landslides took place and problems were registered in the provincial network after bad weather front “Athena” hit the island in the northern Ionian Sea. The Fire Service had …

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Storm strikes Athens, causes flash floods on Corfu, Kefalonia

The storm that hit Attica in early morning Tuesday caused unprecedented damages in several suburbs of the Greek capital. Mostly affected was Neo Heraklio in north-western Athens, where heavy rainfall and powerful winds uprooted dozens of trees and power columns, and broke even windows in houses and other buildings. Three …

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Unprecedented Hailstorm hits Drama in mid-June (picts)

An unprecedented hailstorm hit the city of Drama in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday and caused widespread problems in many areas of the city in north-eastern Greece. The volume of hail was so big that dense layers reaching up to 30-40 cm were formed. The Drama Municipality sent excavators …

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Greece Weather Red Alert: Heavy rainfalls, storms, wind up to 10 Beaufort

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY has issued a red alert on extreme weather phenomena with gale force winds reaching up to 10 Beaufort, rainfalls, thunderstorms and snow. The country is forecast to be hit by two weather fronts: one coming from the North, affecting the central and northern parts of …

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Storm “Geryon”: Dramatic moments in mud-floods in West Attica (picts, videos)

With full power storm “Geryon” stroke the beach town of Kinetta in West Attica in the night from Sunday to Monday causing unprecedented destruction. Dozens of calls to Fire Service to evacuate people from flooded homes. One 44-year-old man has been reportedly missing. “We heard a loud noise and within …

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Hail storm in Athens: Short but intense (videos) – POLL

It was short after 2:30 Friday afternoon when a weird, continuous sound coming from nowhere was heard. initially it was a “Toc!” here and a “Toc!” there and within minutes the feeling of being “bombarded” from all sides. A hail storm in Athens and the sound of hail balls knocking …

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Storms over Greece: Flooded roads, power outages, waterspouts (videos)

Homes and businesses were flooded, waterspouts were formed and power outages have taken place as a bad weather front stroke West Greece on Thursday. The island of Corfu, the regions of Messologhi and Agrinio in western mainland as well as Ilia in West Peloponnese were badly hit. Here comes the …

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Thunderbolts kill 2 men in West Greece, mud floods in Kefalonia (videos)

Thunderbolts have killed two men in West Peloponnese as severe thunderstorms have been striking West Greece since Tuesday morning. Homes and streets were flooded in Ilia Prefecture, large areas without power. On the island of Kefalonia, mud floods covered the streets of seaside village Agia Efthymia. A 35-year-old man was …

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Storm in Thessaloniki floods homes, hail in Trikala (picts, videos)

Homes and businesses were flooded and motorists were trapped in their cars when the bad weather front stroke Thessaloniki in North Greece on Thursday night. At the same time, a hail fall that lasted half an hour covered the roads with millions of ice balls and destroyed agricultural products in …

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Halkidiki Storm Day 3: Many households, businesses without power, water

Day 3 after the deadly storm in Halkidiki: Devastation. Demolished businesses, houses without a roof. Settlements without electricity and water. Where power has been restored, people try to fix the damages and bring their lives back to normality. Not an easy task. Fixing the damages requires time and money. The …

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Halkidiki Storm leaves behind 7 dead and large devastation

The body of a missing Greek fisherman was recovered by the Greek Coast Guard early Thursday afternoon some 6 nautical miles off the coast between Sozopolis and Nea Kallikratia. The 62-year-old man, a fisherman by profession, went fishing on Wednesday afternoon just a few hours before the deadly freak storm …

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