Storm Elias brings heavy rain and hail to parts of Greece


The latest bad weather system ‘Elias’ hit Greece on Monday, bringing heavy rain, thunderstorms with a high frequency of lightning strikes and hail to many parts of Greece.

The weather system is expected to last until Thursday and will hit parts of Greece such as Thessaly (especially Karditsa and Trikala) and western Macedonia, parts of Central Macedonia and Fokida, Fthiotida, Evrytania and Viotia in Central Greece. 

Greece’s Climate Change & Civil Protection Minister Vassilis Kikilias noted in a press briefing on Monday evening that the entire emergency state apparatus is on high alert ahead of the onset of the ‘Elias’ adverse weather front.

Kikilias said the Fire Brigade, the Special Disaster Response Unit (EMAK), armed forces, the Hellenic Police and the Thessaly Regional Authority are all on high alert.

More than 1,600 police officers, 2 army platoons, 70 EMAK personnel and more than 110 earth machine operators are on standby.

Source: The National Herald.




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