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Medicanes Might Follow Fires, Bringing More Devastation to Greece

Following August's catastrophic fires in Greece, scientists are warning of floods in the affected areas that could bring more devastation if a "medicane" hits. A medicane is a tropical-like cyclone originating in the Mediterranean. The weather phenomenon devasted parts of...

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...