Waterspout outbreak and flooding hit southern Greece

Waterspout outbreak and flooding hit southern Greece

Flooding and waterspout outbreak hit southern Greece after heavy rains struck the islands on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Several people were trapped in floodwaters but were successfully rescued. No injuries were reported. According to the World Meteorological…

At least 7 dead, 3 000 properties damaged as massive rains hit Evia, Greece

At least 7 dead, 3 000 properties damaged as massive rains hit Evia, Greece

At least seven people– including an 8-month-old baby– lost their lives while 3 000 properties were damaged during a severe storm on the island Evia, Greece on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9, 2020. According to the country's meteorological service, parts…

Major floods in Crete, streets turn into raging rivers, Greece

Major floods in Crete, streets turn into raging rivers, Greece

Heavy rain hit parts of Greece on April 5 and 6, 2019, causing severe flooding with up to 3 m (10 feet) high floodwaters in Crete. This is the third severe flooding event to hit the country over the past 2 months. Heavy rain started affecting parts of Greece late…

Destructive flash floods hit parts of Greece

Destructive flash floods hit parts of Greece

Destructive flash floods hit parts of Greece on June 26, 2018, causing serious structural damage. Numerous rivers burst their banks across the mainland, sending high-speed flood waters through populated regions. One of the worst-hit areas is the town of Mandra, the…

Heavy rain, hail and floods hit Thessaloniki, Greece

Heavy rain, hail and floods hit Thessaloniki, Greece

Heavy rain and hail storm hit Greek port city of Thessaloniki on Thursday, May 11, 2018, flooding roads and houses. Fire department operations coordinator for Northern Greece said that heavy rain flooded roads and buildings, including Thessaloniki’s iconic…

Flooding hits parts of Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey as rivers overflow

Flooding hits parts of Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey as rivers overflow

Several rivers in southeastern Europe have broken their banks late March 2018, causing flooding in parts of northern Greece, southeastern Bulgaria, and northwestern Turkey. The Evros (Meriç / Maritsa) River in Greece has been at dangerous levels since March…

Rare Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone forms, heading toward Greece

Rare Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone forms, heading toward Greece

A rare tropical cyclone-like storm dubbed 'medicane' formed in the Ionian sea on November 17, 2017, and is affecting the region with heavy rain and strong winds. This strengthening storm is expected to hit the western coast of Greece on Saturday, November 18…

State of emergency in Samothraki after 273 mm (10.7 in) of rain within 3 hours

State of emergency in Samothraki after 273 mm (10.7 in) of rain within 3 hours

Authorities in Greece have declared a state of emergency on the island of Samothraki (Samothrace) after storms caused severe damage to roads, buildings and drinking water supply on Monday and Tuesday, September 25 and 26, 2017. There are no reports of deaths or…