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Ballos weather front moves north

Ballos weather front moves north The Ballos weather front caused major road problems in northern Greece Friday, with reports of motorists being trapped on a stretch of highway between Thessaloniki and Kavala due to torrents. Heavy rainfall and the large volumes of water flowing down mountains have created torrents that cut across roads. According to […]

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Man Killed as Storm Ballos Batters Greece for Second Day

Man Killed as Storm Ballos Batters Greece for Second Day The storm called Ballos has been affecting many areas in Greece for a second day. Credit: AMNA Greece’s fire service announced on Friday that one person had been killed on the island of Evia after he was carried away by the rushing water during the […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Prevention

Editorial Ta Nea: Prevention The passing of the huge storm code-named Ballos already on its very first day left behind widespread destruction. Yet, it left us with images that we will long remember. Students had to walk over a bridge of school desks to evacuate the building. Teachers took young children in their arms because […]

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Severe weather front “Ballos” – Missing person found dead in Evia

Severe weather front “Ballos” – Missing person found dead in Evia The first victim of the “Ballos” severe weather front is the country, as the 69-year-old farmer who was missing in Evia was found dead. According to information from the Fire Brigade, a man was found lying in the riverbed where investigations were being carried […]

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Severe weather front “Ballos” – Kifissos and Poseidonos Avenues opened – Normal traffic

Severe weather front “Ballos” – Kifissos and Poseidonos Avenues opened – Normal traffic Kifissos Avenue and Poseidonos Avenue were opened one and a half hours before the end of the traffic ban due to the severe weather front “Ballos”. Shortly after 06:30 on Friday, the roads were opened to traffic, which is now running normally. […]

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Storms expose Athens’ failings

Storms expose Athens’ failings The Ballos weather front battered Greece for a second day Thursday, with heavy storms on the island of Corfu and causing serious disruptions in Athens, flooding homes, schools and roads and trapping thousands of drivers as well as bus passengers for hours.  The mayhem once again showed up the Greek capital […]

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Storm Ballos Batters Athens with Power Outages, Flooded Streets

Storm Ballos Batters Athens with Power Outages, Flooded Streets Many roads in Athens were flooded as heavy rain fell in the Greek capital on Thursday. Credit: AMNA The weather front code-named Ballos has hit Athens on Thursday causing power outages in several parts of the capital and flooding streets. Torrential rain has forced the Greek […]

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“Ballos” severe weather front – SMS from 112 in Attica concerning dangerous phenomena

“Ballos” severe weather front – SMS from 112 in Attica concerning dangerous phenomena The onset of bad weather “Ballos” is in progress in many parts of the country, while in Attica since the morning there have been heavy rains, having created problems on the roads. Roads have flooded in many areas of Athens, while the […]

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Storm causes power outages in Athens

Storm causes power outages in Athens A wet weather system dubbed Ballos knocked out the power in many parts of the Greek capital on Thursday and flooded streets. The Civil Defense Ministry also sent out an emergency alert message warning citizens not to venture outdoors unless absolutely necessary The stormy weather came in from the […]

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Severe Storm “Ballos” to Hit Greece With Heavy Rain, Lightning

Severe Storm “Ballos” to Hit Greece With Heavy Rain, Lightning A new storm called Ballos is expected to affect Greece for the rest of this week. Credit: AMNA Less than a week after the storm called Athena hit Greece, a new weather front code-named Ballos, is expected to worsen weather conditions on Wednesday night. The […]

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Severe weather front “Ballos” moves toward Greece

Severe weather front “Ballos” moves toward Greece Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides and Deputy Minister Evangelos Tournas on Tuesday convened an urgent teleconference with the country’s 13 regional governors, Deputy Minister for Citizen Protection Lefteris Economou, Secretary-General for Civil Protection Vassilis Papageorgiou, and the general director of Coordination at the Civil Protection […]

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Ballos takes cue from Athena to bring more storms

Ballos takes cue from Athena to bring more storms Hot on the heels of a wet weather system dubbed Athena that lashed the fire-scarred island of Evia and other parts of Greece over the weekend, a new system named after a feisty island folk dance is expected to sweep into the country on Thursday. Ballos, […]

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