Message 112 about dangerous weather phenomena in Ionian, Epirus, Thessaly, Central Greece and Peloponnese

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A message from 112 and the Civil Protection was received by the inhabitants of the islands of June, Epirus, Thessaly, as well as those located in some areas of Central Greece and the Peloponnese, in order to protect themselves from the dangerous weather phenomena that are expected to hit a part of the country. in the early hours of Saturday

Among other things, the message states to avoid unnecessary travel and for the residents to follow the instructions of the Authorities.

Detailed protection instructions were published by the Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection

According to the Extraordinary Bulletin of Dangerous Weather Phenomena issued today, Friday 10 December 2021 by the National Meteorological Service (EMY), the Extraordinary Bulletin of Weather Deterioration issued on Thursday (9-12-2021) is modified and upgraded to a Bulletin Bulletin. as the forecasted rainfall heights for Saturday (11-12-2021) are very high in the Ionian and in a large part of the mainland. At the same time, stormy south southwesterly winds will blow in the seas, which will temporarily reach 8 to 9 Beaufort, mainly in the Aegean.

It is clarified that regarding the heavy rains and storms, the dangerous weather phenomena will affect:

A. From the early hours of Saturday the Ionian, the Epirus and the Western Continent. Gradually the wave of bad weather will affect the Peloponnese as well as the western parts of Thessaly and the Eastern Mainland, while at night the effects will weaken.

B. In the afternoon and evening in Eastern Macedonia, Thrace and the Northeast Aegean, weakening from the early hours of Sunday.

C. It is noted that the passage of the disturbance from Eastern Sterea (Evia and Attica) is determined in the afternoon – early evening hours of Saturday, without particularly high rainfall forecasts.

Citizens can be informed daily about the development of exceptional weather phenomena in the regular weather reports of EMY and on the website of EMY at the electronic address www.emy.gr.

The General Secretariat for Civil Protection (www.civilprotection.gr) of the Ministry of Climate Crisis & Civil Protection, has informed the competent state services involved, as well as the regions and municipalities of the country, in order to be on increased alert for civil protection, in order to deal immediately with the effects of severe weather.

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.

In particular, in areas where heavy rainfall, storms or stormy winds are forecast:

  • Insure items that, if swept away by severe weather, could cause damage or injury.
  • Make sure that the gutters and gutters of the houses are not blocked and are operating normally.
  • Avoid crossing torrents and streams, on foot or by vehicle, during storms and rainfall, but also for several hours after the end of their event
  • Avoid field work and activities in the sea and coastal areas during severe weather events (risk of lightning strikes).
  • Take immediate precautions during a hailstorm. Take refuge in a building or car and do not leave the safe area until they are sure that the storm is over. Hail can also be very dangerous for animals.
  • Avoid passing under large trees, under hanging signs and generally in areas where light objects (eg pots, broken glass, etc.) can come off and fall to the ground (eg under balconies). .
  • To faithfully follow the instructions of the locally competent bodies, such as Traffic, etc.

Also, in areas where the occurrence of snow and frost is forecast:

If you are going to travel by car:

To be informed about the weather and the condition of the road network
Have anti-skid chains in their vehicle and the tank full of fuel
To travel, if necessary, preferably during the day, preferring the main roads
To inform their relatives about the route they are going to follow
Change their travel schedule to avoid the onslaught of the weather
To faithfully follow the instructions of the locally competent bodies, such as Traffic, etc.
If moving on foot:

Wear with multiple layers of light clothing instead of a heavy garment and wear appropriate shoes to avoid injuries due to slipperiness
Avoid unnecessary movements during peak phenomena (heavy snowfall, frost conditions)
For information and announcements regarding the prevailing situation and the passability of the road network due to the inflow of flood waters in it or due to snowfall and frost, the citizens can visit the website of EL.AS. www.astynomia.gr.

For more information and instructions for self-protection from severe weather conditions, citizens can visit the website of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection at www.civilprotection.gr.

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