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Floods in Evia, Greece Leave 7 Dead – a Baby Among Them – and One Missing

The storm system Thalia that hit Greece affected Evia the hardest of any region in the country - leaving 7 people dead - including an infant  - and one missing on Sunday, as of the time of this report....

Mykonos Suffers Extensive Damage from Gale Force Winds

The cosmopolitan Greek island of Mykonos was hit particularly hard by the weather front "Hephaestion" which swept through Greece earlier in the week. The extreme weather conditions which have been experienced across much of Greece since Sunday night caused major...

Greek Authorities Present New Contingency Plans for Natural Disasters

The director of Greece's General Secretariat for Civil Protection, Phoebos Theodorou, presented two new comprehensive government plans for addressing floods and wildfires in the country on Monday. The new contingency plans have the code names ''Dardanus'' and ''Iolaus.'' The presentation of the...

Two Dead as Violent Storms Sweep Across Western Greece

A series of violent thunderstorms swept across most of the Ionian islands and western parts of the Greek mainland on Tuesday morning. Two men have died so far as a result of the storms. A 35-year old Pakistani national succumbed near...

State of Emergency Declared in Halkida, Greece After Flooding

Greek authorities have declared a state of emergency on Wednesday in the town of Halkida on Evia after extensive flooding forced residents to evacuate their homes. The floods wreaked havoc in the areas of Dokos, Aghia Eleousa and Liani Ammos,...

Heartbreaking Video of Historic Greek Bridge in Ruins

Cretans watched in despair last week live on local television the collapse of the historic bridge over the Keriti River, near Chania, following the floods that hit the Greek island. The bridge which was built in 1908 and is a...

One Dead As Floods Cause Extensive Damage Across Crete (video)

Flooding from the winter storm "Oceanis" killed one person and extensive damage was recorded on bridges and roads in Crete as the extreme weather which began on Sunday continued to pummel the Greek island. The body of a 61-year-old farmer...

Cyprus Offers Aid to Turkish Cypriots After Floods

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades recently telephoned the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to express the Republic's readiness to provide help with  recent floods. Extreme weather has hit Cyprus this past week, particularly affecting the northern half...

Mandra, One Year Later: Greek Town Still Awaits Anti-Flood Works

A year after deadly floods hit the town of Mandra, in western Attica, residents are still waiting for the promised anti-flood works to be completed. On 15 November, 2017, at least 23 people lost their lives as fast-flowing torrents of...

Cyclone Zorba: Video Emerges of the Dramatic Rescue of Missing Person in Evia (video)

The 27-year-old man who was missing after his car was carried away by fast-flowing waters on Greece's Evia after the island was severely hit by the Mediterranean cyclone Zorba, was found and rescued on Monday morning. A new video of the...