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Recent Attica Floods Linked to Climate Change, European Scientists Say

"An event like the recent Greek flood cannot be called a 'natural disaster' without recognising the man-made causes exacerbating such events," according to scientists participating in the 7th annual general assembly of the European Network of Scientists for Social...

No Link between Hurricane Numa and Deadly Floods in Greece, say Meteorologists

Greek meteorologists have denied that there is a link between the deadly floods in western Attica and hurricane Numa that hit western Greece a few days later. According to a statement released on Wednesday by the National Observatory in Athens,...

Tempers Boil Over in Mandra Following Deadly Floods (video)

Local politicians in the town of Mandra, Attica exchanged blows at the first meeting of the local council, after last week’s flood that claimed the lives of at least 21 people. Opposition councillors attacked the council leadership over its handling...

Death Toll in Greek Floods Rises to 21

Emergency services recovered one more body in Mandra, Attica bringing the death toll from the floods of last Wednesday to 21. The body of a man was discovered under the mud at a depot at the outskirts of the town. Rescue...

Greek Parliament Approves Bill on Social Dividend, Aid to Flood Victims

The Greek parliament approved with a large majority on Monday a government draft bill on the financial aid the government will distribute to low-income earners and pensioners in December. The bill was approved by all the parties except Golden Dawn. Despite...

Greek Gov't Assesses Flood Damages and Announces Compensations

Greek authorities continue to assess the damage caused by the deadly floods in Attica. So far technical teams have carried out 1,154 building inspections and Maximos Mansion is announcing compensations. A total 120 engineers from the Ministry of Infrastructure and...

Dion Archaeological Site in Northern Greece Covered in Mud

Greek archaeologists say that the ancient site of Dion in the northern prefecture of Pieria, Greece; which as a result of heavy rains has been covered in mud, will be restored. The metal structures of the archaeological site have also...

U.S. Meteorologist Explains Deadly Storm that Flooded Greek Towns

"When the Atlantic hurricane season begins to quiet down in late October and November, it’s time to cast an eye toward the Mediterranean Sea for "medicanes"–a nickname for storms that develop tropical characteristics just off the coast of southern...

Floods Bring Chaos to Central and Northern Greece (video)

The weather front that has claimed at least 16 lives in western Attica is also affecting areas in central and northern Greece, as well. In central Macedonia, fast-moving floodwaters brought the National Highway between Athens and Thessaloniki to a halt...

Five People still Missing after Attica Floods

One of the six people reported missing following the flood in Mandra was found safe and in good health by rescue teams earlier on Thursday. The man has been reported missing by his relatives. He was located by rescuers in...