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Offline Maik

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Deadly storm
« on: Sunday, 12 November, 2017 @ 22:46:45 »
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One Dead as Heavy Storms Hit Parts of Epirus and Corfu

One person died and extensive damage was caused by the heavy storms that hit parts of north-western Greece on Saturday.

In Corfu a 55-year old tourist died when his car was swept away by the rushing waters.
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/11/12/one-dead-as-heavy-storms-hit-parts-of-epirus-and-corfu-video/

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Re: Deadly storm
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 15 November, 2017 @ 12:36:19 »
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Death toll rises as downpour near Athens floods roads, traps residents

Flash floods on the Greek capital’s western outskirts have converted roads into raging torrents of mud and debris, killing at least three people and inundating homes and businesses.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/223280/article/ekathimerini/news/death-toll-rises-as-downpour-near-athens-floods-roads-traps-residents


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Symi in state of emergency after flooding

Civil protection authorities declared a state of emergency on the small southern Aegean island of Symi on Tuesday after it was struck by torrential rain on Monday night that wreaked widespread damage.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/223260/gallery/ekathimerini/in-images/symi-in-state-of-emergency-after-flooding

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Re: Deadly storm
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 15 November, 2017 @ 18:27:58 »
13 dead across the country at the moment from the storms.....

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Re: Deadly storm
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 15 November, 2017 @ 21:55:05 »
Short video from the Guardian:



Longer video from RUPTLY:




Edit: Link to Guardian vid changed
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Re: Deadly storm
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 16 November, 2017 @ 16:55:44 »

Vid unavailable

Longer video from RUPTLY:



Strewth.  You don't expect that in your capital city. :oki:

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Re: Deadly storm
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 16 November, 2017 @ 23:07:54 »
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A dog covered in mud carries a toy in its mouth at the entrance of a house in the town of Mandra, in western Athens, on Thursday. Rescue crews scoured floodwaters for residents missing after flash floods cut a swathe of destruction near the Greek capital, killing at least 16 people and tossing cars into buildings like toys.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/223358/gallery/ekathimerini/in-images/dog-survives-deadly-floods-in-western-athens

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Re: Deadly storm
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 19 November, 2017 @ 15:41:56 »
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Attica flood death count reaches 20

The number of deaths from last Wednesday’s flash floods in western Attica has reached 20 after one more body was found on Sunday.
http://en.protothema.gr/attica-flood-death-count-reaches-20/


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Excessive construction key reason for scale of western Attica floods

As emergency services recovered the bodies of another three victims of last week’s flash floods in western Attica over the weekend, environmental experts have warned of the perils of unchecked construction and inadequate infrastructure.

Notwithstanding the fact that last week’s rainfall was unusually heavy,excessive construction was the key reason for the scale of the disaster, according to Michalis Diakakis, a researcher in the department of geology and geoenvironment at the University of Athens.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/223404/article/ekathimerini/news/excessive-construction-key-reason-for-scale-of-western-attica-floods