Storm Elias hits Attica and Central Greece

Attica and a significant part of central Greece were battered by severe storms, intense lightning activity, and flooded streets early on Wednesday. The adverse weather system named Elias is sweeping across the region, causing concern that lingers until Thursday.

Larissians take shelter in refugee camp

A resident of flood-hit central Greece prepares to take up quarters at a refugee camp in Koutsochero, some 20 kilometers from the city of Larissa, on Monday, as a new storm swept into Greece.

Residents coordinate to prepare for storm Elias

The residents of the municipality Palamas in Karditsa, central Greece, took the initiative to safeguard their community in light of the new wave of bad weather, storm Elias, announced the president of the local community Dimitris Tsigardas on Tuesday. 

Ionian Islands warned of thunderstorms

Residents of Kefalonia, Ithaca, and Zakynthos were warned on Tuesday of dangerous weather phenomena at night by text message through the 112 European Emergency Number.

Central Greece braces for onslaught of Storm Elias

More than 600 firefighters, EMAK rescue teams, army units and other state and local authority personnel have been put on standby as central Greece braces for the onslaught of a second major storm in less than a month, after Daniel razed homes, businesses, streets and bridges in early September, claiming 17 lives.

Emergency apparatus on alert ahead of storm Elias, says minister

The state’s emergency apparatus is on high alert ahead of the onset of storm Elias, Climate Change and Civil Protection Minister Vassilis Kikilias has said. The fire service, the Special Disaster Response Unit (EMAK), armed forces, police and the Thessaly Regional Authority are all on high alert, added Kikilias.