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Firefighter Killed as Floods Hit Greece’s Evros

A firefighter was killed on Monday in the region of Evros in northeastern Greece during an operation to rescue dozens of children that were trapped in a school flooded by torrential rains. The incident occurred as the fire service was...

Minoan Palace in Crete Flooded After Heavy Rainfall

The ancient workshops excavated in the Malia palace complex, in northeast Crete, have been flooded after heavy rain in the area this week, the Culture Ministry said on Wednesday, with underground pipes unable to channel water away from a...

Woman Hangs on For Dear Life as Floods Sweep Through Crete

A woman survived by hanging on to an electric power pole in Crete on Wednesday as rushing water swept away her car following torrential rains. The dramatic video was captured near the town of Kartero, in the region of Heraklion,...

Helicopters Evacuate Stranded Residents of Flooded Greek Village

Greek authorities used helicopters on Tuesday to evacuate six residents of a village near Karditsa, Thessaly, who had been stranded by the floods caused by the rare "Medicane" storm which hit the country over the weekend. The village of Oxia...

Ianos: Three Dead in Thessaly; Widespread Destruction Around the Country

Since it made landfall in Greece on Thursday, the rare Mediterranean hurricane Ianos has caused the deaths of three people in Thessaly and widespread destruction around the country. In the region of Thessaly, located south of Macedonia, entire towns were...

Two Dead, Two Missing in Thessaly as Storm Batters Greece

At least two people died and two are missing on Saturday in Thessaly, central Greece, as the Mediterranean hurricane (medicane) Ianos batters Greece for the third day. In the town of Farsala in Thessaly, one elderly woman was found dead...

Ianos: Floods in Lamia, Train Routes Cut, Extreme Weather Warnings Through the Weekend

The "medicane" Ianos, a rare, hurricane-like storm in the Mediterranean, has brought gale-force winds and flooding to Western Greece and the Ionian islands, and is slowly making its way to the central and southern parts of the country, as...

Medicane Ianos Lashes Kefalonia, Ithaca, and Zakynthos, Causing Floods, Blackouts, Fallen Trees

The Ionian islands Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos found themselves in the vortex of the severe weather system "Ianos" during Thursday night, with power outages in several areas due to the strong winds and fallen trees it brought with it. The...

Debris From Evia Floods Washes up on Attica Coastline

The Attican shoreline at Dilesi and Oropos, just across from Eretria on the large island of Evia, has been turned into what looks like a landfill in the aftermath of the incredibly destructive floods which hit the island over...

Eight Dead, 2,000 Homes Destroyed, Millions in Damage from Flood on Greek Island of Evia

One day after the destructive floods in Evia finds the north of the island cut off completely from the center and south, 2,000 homes destroyed, most of the island without drinking water, and millions in damage. A total of...