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Greece Weather RED ALERT: <112> warning, updates, sea traffic

Greece’s Civil Protection sent emergency messages to citizens via <112> on Saturday, urging them to limit their movement due to stormy winds that have already led to cancellation of sea traffic. At the same time, the National Meteorological Service updated its Weather Warning issued on Friday to Highest Category “RED.” …

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Storm ELIAS upgraded to RED category; 112 message to citizens in central Greece

Α message via the 112 emergency number was sent to residents of Thessaly, Fthiotida, the Sporades islands and north Evia on Sunday warning them of bad weather front called ELIAS forecast to hit these areas as of Monday, September 25, 2023. According to the message, there will be: “Dangerous weather …

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Greece Weather Warning Update: Heavy rainfalls, hail storms, snow

Greece’s National Meteorological Service updated on Thursday its weather warning and extended it until Saturday, March 18, 2023. The update forecasts heavy rainfalls, powerful winds and possible hail storms in several regions across the country, with the islands expected to be heavily hit. Winds will be blowing with intensity 0f …

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Anti-smoking law to be updated to plug loopholes

Over the next three months the Health Ministry will seek to close the loopholes in the anti-smoking legislation that allow closed areas to be characterized as open-air, thus allowing people to smoke. Smoking of cigarettes will be expressly banned in cafes, bars, restaurants etc that are closed with canopies, plastic …

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UPDATE 3 Forest fire is raging on Thassos: Village evacuated; 2 injured (videos)

A forest fire on the island of Thassos is out of control on Thursday morning despite the strengthening of the fire fighting forces and the aerial means. One village has been ordered to evacuate. Two volunteers were injured. The fire broke out in a dense pine forest and in difficult …

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COVID-MAP Greece: More regions in “higher risk level”. New measures?

More regions across Greece were placed at higher “risk level” on the Covid-Map that was updated on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, as the coronavirus infections have started to surge again. Two regions turned “red” highest level and five turned “orange”, while an increased epidemiological burden has been confirmed on the …

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Greece’s updated Covid-MAP: Two more regions turn “red”

Greece’s health authorities placed the regional units of Serres and Karditsa into “red” level on Wednesday due to recent increased in the number of infections. The increased cases of coronavirus “reddened” two other prefectures by changing the epidemiological map. In the updated Covid-19 MAP, the level of increased risk remains …

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Greece: 1957 mew coronavirus cases, 43 deaths, intubations decrease

Greece registered 1,957 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 2 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) reported on Saturday. Greece has confirmed 375,831 infections from the start of the pandemic (daily change: +0.5 pct). In the confirmed cases …

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No sign of dog abused by soldiers, hunter claims to be owner

Hours after the the brutal dog abuse by Greek soldiers became public last Sunday morning, several “witnesses” and “sources” claimed towards media and on social media that “the dog was in good health” and was taken care by a “local shelter,” “other soldiers in a nearby village,” or “an elderly.” …

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Merkel conveys Germany’s veto to Customs Union update with Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel informed European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Aug. 30 that her country would veto an update of the Customs Union agreement with Turkey, daily Hürriyet has learned. One day before their meetings in Berlin, Merkel announced they will convey the German government’s position to Juncker regarding …

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UPD Amber Alert for two sisters, 14 and 11, missing from Athens home since June 25/2016

An Amber Alert has been issued today, Tuesday, for two underage sisters, 11 and 14 years old, who have been missing since Saturday noon, June 25th 2016, from their home in Attiki Square in central Athens. Eirini, 14, and her sister Anna, 11, went missing around 12:00 noon on Saturday. …

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