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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...

PM Mitsotakis Tours Devastated Karditsa Area, Promises Swift Aid

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday promised flood-stricken homeowners and businesses in Karditsa that the government will stand at their side and act to  help them with "speed and determination." He made his remarks as he departed from Mouzaki,...

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...

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...

Greece's Ionian Islands Brace for Hurricane-Force Winds of Medicane "Ianos"

The Civil Protection Secretariat of Greece's Ionian Islands issued a warning on Thursday urging the restriction of people's movement on the island of Zakynthos beginning on Thursday evening and lasting until late night on Friday, in view of "Medicane" Ianos'...

Watch Ianos' Path Live as it Hits Greece

The weather system "Ianos," which had reached the sea region between Sicily and the Peloponnesian Peninsula early on Thursday is beginning to intensify and taking on the characteristics of a Mediterranean hurricane, or "Medicane," the meteo service of the...

Storm "Ianos" Will Bring Severe Weather to Greece Through the Weekend

A series of storms, named "Ianos," will begin affecting Greece starting on Thursday. The region of Attica will be especially hard hit by these first major rainstorms of autumn. The weather pattern stems from storms brewing in the central Mediterranean...

Severe Storms, Possible "Medicane" to Hit Greece Later This Week

Meteorologists predict a dramatic shift in our weather beginning on Thursday, from the current conditions featuring high temperatures and sunny skies to heavy rain and storms throughout the country. This sudden shift in the weather pattern is occurring just as...

Watch Live Cyclone's Path as it Hits Greece

Authorities have been forced to shut down ferries and schools as a cyclone warning is put in place for Greece. Ferries remained in port on Thursday, severing islands' connection to the mainland. Trees have fallen on power lines in the capital's...