Attica is also in the midst of bad weather on Wednesday – Stormy winds, high levels of rain and snow in the most mountainous areas are predicted by the EMY – Instructions from the Civil Protection
State services throughout the Greek territory have been put on alert, as from the next few hours the country will enter the vortex of the powerful bad weather Arielwith large amounts of rain, snow in the mountains, even at lower altitudes and intense thunderstorms.
The bad weather is expected to affect all areas of the country for almost 48 hours, while Attica also enters the “frame”, with the Civil Protection issuing instructions for each case to the citizens, so that no one is in danger.
See “live” the course of the bad weather from the Windy:
The National Weather Service has issued an emergency bulletin of worsening weather conditions for the next few hours, specifying when and where the strongest storms will occur. More detail:
A. From the night hours of Tuesday (29-11-2022) until the midday hours of Thursday (01-12-2022) heavy rains and storms will occur in the southern Ionian, the western and southern Peloponnese and western Crete.
B a) From the morning of Wednesday (30-11-2022) until the midday hours of Thursday (01-12-2022) the northern Ionian, western Sterea, Epirus, Crete (mainly the western and southern ), and gradually the rest of the Peloponnese, eastern Sterea (including Attica), central Macedonia, Thessaly, the Cyclades, Evia and the Sporades.
b) From midday on Wednesday (30-11-2022) until the evening of Thursday (01-12-2022) eastern Macedonia, the islands of the northern and eastern Aegean and the Dodecanese will be affected. From the afternoon hours of Thursday (01-12-2022) until the evening, Thrace will also be affected.
C. From the afternoon of Thursday (01-12-2022) the strong effects will gradually weaken in most areas, but will continue to affect the eastern Aegean islands and the Dodecanese with heavy rains and storms until the evening.
Instructions from Civil Protection
The General Secretariat of Civil Protection (www.civilprotection.gr) of the Ministry of Climate Crisis & Civil Protection, has informed the competent government agencies involved, as well as the regions and municipalities of the country, so that they are on increased civil protection readiness, in order to face directly the effects of the occurrence of intense weather phenomena.
Alongside, the General Secretariat of Civil Protection recommends that citizens be especially careful, taking measures to protect themselves from risks arising from the occurrence of severe weather phenomena.
In particular, in areas where heavy rainfall, storms or gale-force winds are expected to occur:
– To secure objects which, if carried away by severe weather conditions, may cause damage or injury.
-To make sure that the gutters and downspouts of the houses are not blocked and are working properly.
-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 outdoor work and activities in marine and coastal areas during severe weather events (risk of lightning strikes).
-Take shelter immediately during a hailstorm. Take shelter in a building or car and do not leave the safe area until they are sure the storm has passed. Hail can be very dangerous for animals too.
-Avoid passing under large trees, under posted signs and in general through areas where light objects (e.g. pots, broken glass, etc.) can become detached and fall to the ground (e.g. under balconies ).
– To faithfully follow the instructions of the local authorities, such as Traffic, etc.
Also, in areas with intense lightning activity:
If you are at home
– Do not hold electrical devices or the telephone because the lightning can pass through the wires. Disconnect the TV sets from the antenna and the power supply.
-Avoid touching plumbing pipes (kitchen, bathroom) as they are good conductors of electricity.
If you are in the car
-Park it on the side of the road and away from trees that might fall on it.
-Stay inside and turn on your stop warning lights (emergency lights) until the storm clears.
-Close the windows and do not touch metal objects.
-Avoid flooded roads.
If you are outdoors
-Take refuge in a building or a car otherwise sit on the ground immediately without lying down.
-Protect yourself under solid branches of low trees in case you are in a forest.
-Never take shelter under a tall tree in an open area.
-Avoid low lands for the risk of flooding.
-Do not stand next to utility poles, power lines, telephone lines and fences.
– Do not approach metal objects (e.g. cars, bicycles, camping equipment, etc.).
-Stay away from rivers, lakes or other bodies of water.
-If you are in the sea, get out immediately.
-If you are isolated on a flat surface and feel your hair stand on end (a fact that indicates that lightning is about to occur), take a deep seat with your head between your legs (to minimize your body surface and contact with ground) by throwing the metal objects you have on you.
For information and announcements regarding the prevailing situation and the passability of the road network due to the inflow of flood waters, citizens can visit the EL.AS website. www.astynomia.gr.
For more information and self-protection instructions from severe weather, citizens can visit the website of the General Secretariat of Civil Protection at www.civilprotection.gr.
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