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Severe Weather Causes Extensive Property Damage Across Greece

Hours of thunderstorms and heavy rain have been reported in many parts of western Greece since early Friday, including many of the Ionian islands, causing floods and widespread disruptions to travel and communications. The weather front, according to the Meteo...

Severe Storms and Flooding Hit the Island of Crete (video)

The island of Crete has suffered a great deal of damage from the weather front which has swept through southern Greece since Thursday. Intense rainfall and storms have caused floods in the Chania region and many roads have been shut due...

Greek Prosecutor Files Charges Against Officials in Deadly Mandra Flood

The Athens prosecutor's office filed on Tuesday four misdemeanor charges against nine individuals for the deadly flash flood in Mandra, western Attica, in November 2017, which claimed the lives of 25 people. Attica Governor Rena Dourou was among the officials...

Cretan TV Station Captures Historic Chania Bridge Collapse Live

Cameras from Crete's NEA television station recorded live the collapse of the historic bridge of Keritis in the island's Chania region on Monday afternoon. The island of Crete received huge amounts of rainfall in the past several days as part of...

Greek Rescuers Recover Bodies from Flooded Cretan River

Rescue teams on Monday recovered four bodies which were believed to belong to a family  which had gone missing since Saturday night when their car was swept away by a flooded river in Crete. The bodies were discovered inside the...

Crete: Four Missing in Heraklion After Flood Waters Sweep Away Their Vehicle

A search operation is underway in the area of Mires, Heraklion on the island of Crete, four people who were passengers in a car were swept away by flood waters at the passage of Geropotamos. According to police in the car...

Extensive Damage As Storm "Penelope" Sweeps Greece

The isle of Corfu, Karpenisi, Agrinio, Tripoli and Nafpaktos and many other areas in western and central Greece suffered severe damage this week from storm "Penelope". The weather system, which has lashed Greece since Sunday, brought heavy rain and high winds to...

Flood in Athens Leaves People Trapped in Cars, 2 Metro Stations Closed (video)

A heavy thunderstorm that hit Athens on Sunday afternoon left homes and roads flooded, and people trapped in vehicles, while authorities closed two Metro stations. The Fire Department has received 190 calls for road help, water pumping, and tree cutting,...

AEK Athens to Offer Monday's Football Match Proceeds to Flood Victims

Since the Mandra hailstorm tragedy last week, many organisations, businessmen and individuals have offered support to those devastated by nature's wrath; and sports clubs have been on the charity front line, as well. AEK Athens; a club created by Greek...

Nine in Ten Greeks Believe Gov't has Political Responsibility for Deadly Floods

Almost nine in ten Greeks (87%) believe that the government and the regional authority are responsible for the deadly floods in Attica, while at the same time they give New Democracy a 8% lead over Syriza on intention to...