The medicane Ianos left traces of devastation in Greece.
More than 600 people had to be brought to safety by rescue workers.
A weather phenomenon is raging in
a kind of
* in the Mediterranean Sea - has swept across the country.
left a trail of
in many regions of the country
* claimed at least
and one woman is still missing.
Munich / Athens - The
left a trail of devastation
The storms last weekend left at
partially washed away
The fire department said that
more than 600 people
by rescue workers from their homes
had to be.
Medicane Ianos: Greek media report "catastrophe of biblical proportions"
in the west and another storm
in large parts of
on Friday and Saturday
Greek media reported on Monday on the western Greek island of
of a "catastrophe of biblical proportions".
The pictures showed
by stone avalanches
and electricity pylons, and
In many places the
streets were under water
A rare Hurricane like Storm known as a 'medicane' battered islands in western #Greece, bringing flooding and power cuts to the islands of Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Ithaca.
The storm named #Ianos wiped away a beach (seen on the video) on #Kefalonia Island.
- Shark NewsWires (@SharkNewsWires) September 18, 2020
Storm in Greece: Medicane also devastates vacation islands
On Friday afternoon, Greece's north-south rail link between
even had to be
due to a
, as the state broadcaster (ERT) reported.
In many regions of
western Greece there
was also a power cut.
were also partially closed there.
to the islands of
A campsite on the holiday island of
even had to be evacuated.
Time and again, emergency services had to move out to free people from their
More than 5,000 homes are
reported to have
is a storm that may form near the end of the summer in the Mediterranean, when the
has been hit by
to be mourned.
This time, too, the
at least three lives, and one woman is still missing.
Medicane Ianos: Those affected report on their experiences with the storm
from the badly affected city of
in Thessaly told the Greek TV station Skai: "We used to have storms, but never as violent." She was up to her waist in the
fought back tears in an interview on the state radio: “I'm going to see if I can still save something.
The basement is full of water.
Everything I own is in my house. "
👇Flooding scenes in # Greece's western city of Karditsa as Cyclone #Ianos, known as a #Medicane "(a hurricane-like Mediterranean storm), continues to batter parts of the country. It's expected to ease away by Monday. Pic.twitter. com / RY0Y3Ko2x0
- BBC Weather (@bbcweather) September 19, 2020
reported on his experiences on the
: “It's hell.
Cars have been washed away, floods everywhere.
I set out in Trikala and barely got through. "According to the Skai TV station, some houses and villages are still locked because
water currents are
As early as August there was
on the Greek island of
after a violent
least six tourists died in
severe storms and hailstorms in
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