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“Diomedes” Weather System Brings Snow, Heavy Rain to Greece

The weather system named "Diomedes" brought heavy snow and torrential rain to many parts of Greece on Wednesday, with meteorologists warning that the severe weather will continue on Thursday. Ships in the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio are docked...

Kentucky Woman Shelters 26 People After Tornado

As Kentucky reels from a string of vicious tornadoes that tore through the state, one resident has begun hosting 26 people from five different families in her home as they process the tragedy. Reina Guerra Perez, of Mayfield, Kentucky, had...

Intense Storms Cause Flooding, Bridge Collapse in Western Greece

Greece is facing severe weather this weekend causing widespread flooding and serious infrastructure damage in the western parts of the country. The intense weather phenomena hit particularly hard Epirus and Thessaly, however, they also affected Etoloakarnania, Achaia and the Ionian...

Greece Declares State of Emergency in Evia, Thessaloniki Due to Storm Thalia

The Greek government has declared a state of emergency on the island of Evia and civil protection measures in Macedonia following the devastating storms over the weekend which resulted in eight fatalities and destroyed property and crops, according to...

Greece Braces for Heavy Rain from Storm System 'Orestes' Arriving on Monday

A new storm system that the Meteo weather service at the National Observatory of Athens has dubbed 'Orestes' is approaching Greece from the Ionian Sea, bringing heavy rain to most parts of the country on Monday. The weather will start to...

Tropical Cyclone to Pass North of Crete, Heavy Rain for Mainland and Cyclades

The National Observatory of Athens has issued a warning that a tropical cyclone is expected to pass north of Crete on Monday, generating winds of over 100 kilometers per hour. This warning comes alongside the recent update on Monday from...

Severe Weather Sweeps Through Greece Causing Damage, Flooding (video)

Mid-morning on Saturday the skies of Athens turned grey as a major storm front hit the city and surrounding suburbs. Heavy rain, lightning and thunder continued intermittently for almost two hours as roads and homes flooded. Other cities that felt the brunt...

Dozens of Migrants Distribute Drinking Water to Flooded Villages in Trikala, Thanked by Municipality

On Sunday the municipal authority of Trikala issued an official statement thanking dozens of migrants staying at a migrant camp nearby for helping out several villages impacted by the recent severe weather in central Greece. The migrants, who were Syrian refugees,...

Heavy Rainfall in Greece Causes Damage and Accidents, Leaves One Person Dead [Video]

Special emergency units arrived in Western Greece where men of the Greek Fire Department are trying to address the widespread problems caused by today's severe weather conditions Thursday, October 22. In fact the severe weather made an impact in...

Evros Residents Going Through Difficult Times [Video]

The area around Evros River, northern Greece is suffering for the second time in just a few months, from severe floods that are putting people’s lives in danger and destroying the land. Most major flood problems have been reported in...