Bad weather “Ianos”: 619 rescues from the cyclone -2,450 calls for help September 19, 2020 kefaloniapulse 1 Comment The numbers are alarming with the calls that the fire brigade has received from citizens due to the bad weather “Ianos” in the last 24 hours. Most of the weather models are is a good agreement Ianos will bring extremely severe, destructive winds into part of western-southwestern Greece. “We love this island a lot and will come back again, but for once we’re relieved to be going home,” Micah said. They said: “On September 18, Storm Ianos caused damage to infrastructure and utilities (water and power supplies) in parts of Western Greece, including Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Ithaca. September 18, 2020. in Europe. But the worse thing was the amount of swallows just lying dead on the ground. “The hotel had been decimated and everywhere was unrecognisable. By clicking “Accept”, you consent to the use of ALL the cookies. by Megan Specia. Train services linking the … Parts of Greece are being being battered by a rare 'medicane'. “It just made the noise worse, not knowing what was happening outside. Tons of rocks flooded the village Assos in the west coast of Kefalonia, trapped people in their homes, buried vehicles, destroyed houses and businesses. Coronavirus is devastating families across the country. The noise was absolutely terrifying. You couldn’t even open the patio doors because the wind was so ferocious.”. Eventually, metal storm shutters were brought down on the hotel, but things took a turn for the worse when the electricity went off. Mediterranean Cyclone Ianos, which battered the western coast of Greece and several islands in its path, has caused catastrophic damages in three villages in Kefalonia. “The rain was coming down like sheets. Plan meals, try new foods and explore cuisines with tested recipes from the country's top chefs. Three people have died and another is missing after Cyclone Ianos wreaked havoc across central Greece, destroyed homes and flooded streets. In direct cooperation with the General Secretariat of Civil Protection of the Ministry of Citizen Protection, all the competent state services involved, as well as the Regions and Municipalities of the country, have been informed about the measures taken within their competence. The relatively rare Mediterranean storm – known as a medicane – hit the central cities of Karditsa and Farsala and … At the same time, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection advises citizens to be especially careful, taking care to take measures to protect themselves from the dangers arising from the occurrence of severe weather phenomena. with husband Kevin. Greece Emergency weather report updated: Where will the -8 beauforts hit today and tomorrow? “Damages but No Injuries” in Ionian, as Cyclone Heads to Mainland The Greek Deputy Civil Protection Minister reported on the damage caused by the cyclone Ianos, which will affect more regions throughout the weekend. Cyclone Batters Greek Islands as It Makes Landfall Ianos, a rare hurricane-strength Mediterranean storm, slammed into Greece’s western islands, bringing lashing rain and gales. Storm Ianos is described as a "medicane" (Mediterranean hurricane), a phenomenon that first appeared in Greece in 1995. 2671038800 – Spyridoula Vavassi  (Argostoli). *Zakynthos. The storm continued into the weekend, leaving a trail of destruction across the Ioanian Islands and mainland Greece, with Kefalonia itself left with no electricity or running water. The Mediterranean cyclone, named Ianos, is causing hurricane-force winds with the possibility of flooding in the western coastal area. Required fields are marked *. In the southern Ionian (Kefalonia, Ithaca, Zakynthos and Lefkada) the Fire Services have received 750 calls and so far 93 rescues, 308 pumps, 198 tree felling, and 35 removal of objects have been carried out. Storm Ianos: Two dead after 'medicane' lashes Greece and sparks islands emergency. They were holidaying on the island, in Skala, when the medicane – a Mediterranean hurricane – struck, leaving three people dead across Greece and two others missing. Two dead as Cyclone Ianos ... Footage on social media showed huge waves lashing the beaches on the Ionian islands of Kefalonia and Zakynthos on Friday as the storm headed in. I wish to express my sincere hope that everyone in Greece is safe after this disaster. It was absolutely heartbreaking.”. 19 September. These cookies do not store any personal information. The day after cyclone Ianos in Agia Efimia Kefalonia 19-09-2020 with Drone. Here we pay tribute to those who have died from the virus in Kent. In Western Greece (Achaia, Ilia, Etoloakarnania) the Fire Services have received 63 calls and so far 24 pumps and 39 tree felling have been carried out. Byadmin September 18, 2020 0. “There were sunbeds all over the place, furniture was broken and trees had come down,” Micah said. “Due to the dangerous weather phenomena that are in progress in various areas of Greece, since the night of September 17, 2020, the Fire Service has received 2450 calls for assistance and water pumps, mainly: in the southern Ionian, in Western Greece, in Central Greece and Thessaly and several of them are in progress, while 619 rescues have been carried out so far. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. But then on the Wednesday we started getting weather alerts sent to our phones.”. Out of these, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. 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