Athens Suburb Evacuated As Wildfire Rages
A wildfire is raging across the southern Athens suburb of Ano Glyfada on Saturday afternoon and residents of Ano Voula are being evacuated.
Prime Minister Apologizes for Greece’s Failures in Battling Fires
Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis apologizes “for any weaknesses” in the country's efforts to contain and stop the recent wildfires.
Climate Emergency: Is Europe Ready to Deal with Natural Disasters?
Natural disasters, including deadly heatwaves, wildfires, and flash floods are becoming more common than ever.
Greece Activates Civil Protection Plan for Potential Santorini Volcano Eruption
The General Secretariat for Greece's Civil Protection has issued a new plan for addressing the consequences of a possible eruption of the ancient -- yet still active -- volcano on Santorini. As a secretariat official clarified to the Athens-Macedonian News...
Greek Civil Protection Issues Warning for Severe Weather
The General Secretariat of Greece's Civil Protection announced that it has informed all relevant state services, as well as the regions and municipalities of the country, that they must be vigilant in the next several days due to the impending...
Authorities on Heightened Alert for Wildfires after Warning for Gale-Force Winds Issued
The Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS or EMY) issued a weather warning on Friday for very strong winds which will affect several areas of the country, increasing the risk of wildfires. More specifically, the warning covers the areas of the...
Civil Protection Issues Weather Warnings Throughout Greece as Athens Welcomes Snowfall
Thursday Greeks in Athens woke up to the surrounding Parnitha and Ymmitos mountains covered with snow from top to bottom -- something that is a rare sight in the Mediterranean capital city. The forecast for the remainder of the day in...
Civil Protection Warns of High Risk of Wild Fires
According to the General Secretary of Civil Protection, the areas of Attica, Evia, Chios, Samos, Ikaria, Crete and islands in the South Aegean are at high risk of wildfires breaking out. The Civil Protection warning was issued Friday. The General Secretary...