Greece - Severe weather (Greek Civil Protection, EMY, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 14 January 2022)

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  • Heavy rainfall, snowfall and strong winds affected mostly central (Thessaly) and northern Greece, resulting in casualties.
  • According to media, two persons died near Serres City (Municipality Visaltia, Central Macedonia Region), in an attempt to pass through the rushing waters of a nearby stream, while another fatality occurred in Karditsa City (Thessaly region).
  • The Greek Civil Protection reports that preventive evacuations occurred in Farsala and Palama Municipalities (southern Thessaly), due to the overflow of the Kalentzi river.
  • Several power outages occurred across some villages in Thessaly Region and Chalkidiki Peninsula (Central Macedonia Region).
  • On 14-15 January, drier conditions are forecast over Greece and low temperatures are expected over most of the northern and central Regions of Greece.