Cyclone Ianos swept through central Greece last night and has even reached the Greek capital of Athens, with an emergency declared in Zakynthos. 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EPA, View of a tree knocked down by Medicane (Mediterranean hurricane) Ianos on Zakynthos island, Greece. Hurricane Ianos: drone footage shows flooding and destruction in Greece – video After pounding parts of western and central Greece meteorologists have predicted a … Cyclones have been recorded in Greece for decades but while they were once rare they have become more frequent in recent years. We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. The fire … Two people have been confirmed dead and another is missing after a hurricane-like storm swept through Greece. Storm Ianos: Destruction sweeps Greece as cyclone strikes A freak Mediterranean storm known as a 'medicane' has ravaged Greek islands, and even … A rare hurricane-like storm is lashing islands in western Greece, bringing torrential rain and power cuts. Mediterranean Cyclone IANOS stroke the west coast of Greece on Thursday night and stayed there almost 24 hours. A similar storm hit the country in 2018. Hardalias warned of floods, flying objects due to powerful winds, possible power, water … EPA, View of a power pole knocked down by Medicane (Mediterranean hurricane) Ianos on Zakynthos island, Greece. A boat leans towards a wall during storm Ianos in Agia Efimia, Kefalonia, Greece. EPA, View of a damaged wall at a cemetery during Medicane (Mediterranean hurricane) Ianos on Zakynthos island, Greece. The main characteristics of Ianos will be heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and strong gale-force winds, especially at sea. Authorities have confirmed that at least three people have died so far from the medicane. Local authorities advised the islands’ residents, and tourists trapped there because of the cyclone, to remain indoors as the storm brought winds of at least 75 miles per hour. A deceased man was found under the collapsed roof his house in a village nearby on Sunday while the body of a 63-year-old man was discovered in the same area, about 300 kilometres north of Athens. In 2017, flash floods killed 25 people and left hundreds homeless. A rare hurricane-like cyclone in the eastern Mediterranean, a so-called 'Medicane', named Ianos is forecasted to make landfall in Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos with winds reaching hurricane-force Category 1. The weather system “Ianos,” which had reached the sea region between Sicily and the Peloponnesian Peninsula early on Thursday is beginning to intensify and taking on the characteristics of a Mediterranean hurricane, or “Medicane,” the meteo service of the Athens National Observatory said. A severe impact is increasingly likely. Beyond The Headlines: Lebanon's year of turmoil and disasters, Beyond the Headlines: The challenges of finding a Covid-19 vaccine, Beyond the Headlines: Iraq's year of protests, assassinations and foreign interference, Beyond the Headlines: Saudi Arabia from Bedouin life to leading power, The Mediterranean hurricane, or 'Medicane' Ianos crossing the Ionian Sea and approaching Greece. Greece has issued its highest level weather alert with the arrival of the hurricane force storm, known locally as Ianos and elsewhere in the region as Cassilda. Greece’s national meteorological office issued a red alert for the Ionian isles, Peloponnese peninsula and central Greece. EPA, View of a tree knocked down by Medicane (Mediterranean hurricane) Ianos on Zakynthos island, Greece. Beyond The Headlines: why superstorms are the new normal. Cyclone Ianos: Drone shows 'medicane' damage in Greece Emergency services are helping to rescue hundreds of people trapped in flooded buildings in … Cyclone Ianos is an example of what meteorologists sometimes call a Medicane — a powerful type of storm all but unknown until the 1990s. The fire brigade said it had received more than 2,450 calls in the affected regions for assistance to rescue trapped people, cut down trees and pump out water from homes and businesses. EPA. Five boats sank off Zakynthos and Lefkada on Friday and now the storm has been causing chaos in … JUST IN: NASA satellite images show US under attack from nature on both sides. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express EPA, A boat sunken by Medicane (Mediterranean hurricane) Ianos on Zakynthos island, Greece. Cyclone Batters Greek Islands as It Makes Landfall Ianos, a rare hurricane-strength Mediterranean storm, slammed into Greece’s western islands, bringing lashing rain and gales. The rare cyclone Ianos ‘hit’ the islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Ithaca on Thursday evening. A rare hurricane-like cyclone in the eastern Mediterranean, a so-called 'Medicane', named Ianos is forecasted to make landfall in Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos with winds reaching hurricane-force Category 1. Throughout 2020, 132 tropical cyclones have formed in bodies of water known as tropical cyclone basins.Of these, 99, including an unnamed storm in the Eastern Pacific, two subtropical cyclones in the South Atlantic Ocean and a tropical-like cyclone in the Mediterranean Sea, have been named by various weather agencies when they attained maximum sustained winds of 35 knots (65 km/h, 40 mph). A freak Mediterranean storm known as a 'medicane' has ravaged Greek islands, and even completely washed away entire beaches. Keir Starmer accused of stealing Boris' Brexiteer language on Ridge [INTERVIEW]London anti-lockdown protest: Clashes with police turn violent [VIDEO]Tories urge PM and Patel to ban illegal migrants from claiming asylum [POLL]. A rare Mediterranean cyclone, dubbed Ianos, will land in Greece on Thursday, and will initially impact western parts of the country in the late afternoon, mainly the Ionian islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Ithaki as well as Ilia and Messinia in the western … Currently, there is the gamble of quarantine, Covid elsewhere and a holiday with a mask on wondering will your travel insurance be okay? 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Mediterranean cyclone, Medicane IANOS, the phenomenon with the deep low barometric pressure, is forecast to hit initially western Greece on Thursday evening, 17. The Greek islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Ithaca were all badly hit by Cyclone Ianos on Friday, as winds reaching 100 kilometres per hour damaged buildings, uprooted trees, sank sailboats and left thousands along Greece’s western coast without power. The search is continuing for a woman reported missing in Karditsa, according to officials. Storm Ianos: Two dead after 'medicane' lashes Greece and sparks islands emergency. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said the government will provide economic relief to the affected areas. EPA, A general view of a parking tent knocked down by Medicane (Mediterranean hurricane) Ianos on Zakynthos island, Greece. Ianos will cause… Three people have died and another is missing after Cyclone Ianos wreaked havoc across central Greece, destroyed homes and flooded streets. Express. Strengthening is expected within the next 18–24 hours. A severe landfall with destructive winds and flooding is expected tomorrow – Friday, Sept 18th. A rare storm known as a 'medicane’ has made landfall in western Greece, causing power cuts and flooding on the Ionian islands of Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Ithaca. The weather agency warned of “severe rain and thunderstorms and gale-force winds” through the weekend, with Crete also at risk later on Sunday. The fire brigade revealed it has received more than 2,450 calls for assistance. #Cyclone_Ianos_in_Greece #Angry_nature Cyclone Ianos left floods, power outages and extensive damage in its wake on Friday. A rare hurricane-like cyclone in the eastern Mediterranean, a so-called 'Medicane', named Ianos is forecasted to make landfall in Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos with winds reaching hurricane-force Category 1. The body of an elderly woman was found in a flooded house in a village near Farsala, while a 63-year-old shepherd was found in Karditsa after he was swept away and killed by the floodwater. A rare Cyclone Ianos is currently moving eastward, toward the Greek western coastal area and should be close to it by Friday morning. A rare hurricane-like cyclone in the eastern Mediterranean, a so-called 'Medicane', named Ianos is forecasted to make landfall in Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos with winds reaching hurricane-force Category 1. Storm Ianos: Three dead as rare ‘medicane’ batters Greece. Medicane #Ianos approaching in Greece LIVE camera from Kefalonia , Ionian sea https://www.kefaloniapress.gr Ianos will bring destructive winds, torrential rainfall, tornadoes, and flooding across parts of Greece. Mediterranean Cyclone Ianos, which battered the western coast of Greece and several islands in its path, has caused catastrophic damages in three villages in Kefalonia. Maximum sustained winds are near 90 km/h (48.5 knots) with higher gusts. The cyclone is expected to affect Athens on Friday. Rare cyclone ‘Ianos’ is on track to hit Greece. A rare hurricane-like cyclone in the eastern Mediterranean, a so-called 'Medicane'. Greece issued its highest-level weather alert with the landfall of the hurricane-strength storm, which is known locally as Ianos and elsewhere in the region as Cassilda. Photograph: Apostolos Moustakis/Reuters. by GCT. A rare cyclone, dubbed Ianos, will affect Greece from Thursday according to the National Observatory of Athens weather station. It has been seen more often as … IT cause devastating destruction especially on the islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Ithaca. Cyclone Ianos: Three dead as 'medicane' sweeps across Greece 20 September Drone footage shows the damage caused by Cyclone Ianos Three … A strong ‘medicane’ named Ianos is forecast to bring hurricane-like conditions to Greece The unusual cyclones are part tropical in nature A medicane churns toward Greece on Thursday. A rare hurricane-like cyclone in the eastern Mediterranean, a so-called 'Medicane', named Ianos is forecasted to make landfall in Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos with winds reaching hurricane-force Category 1. The cyclone dubbed, Ianos, will hit western parts of Greece first on Thursday afternoon creating potentially dangerous conditions. Maximum sustained winds are near 90 km/h (48.5 knots) with higher gusts. A rare hurricane-like cyclone in the eastern Mediterranean, a so-called 'Medicane', named Ianos is forecasted to make landfall on Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos with winds reaching hurricane-force Category 1. The Mediterranean cyclone “Ianos” is in the sea area between Sicily and the Peloponnese where it strengthened.. Unusual Mediterranean cyclone - Medicane Ianos, brings stormy weather to Greece Holidaying abroad in usual times: the lure of sunshine, warmth and a change of scenery. The relatively rare Mediterranean storm – known as a medicane – hit the central cities of Karditsa and Farsala and has now reached the popular tourist island of Crete. Local officials … Eyewitnesses posted footage online showing the cyclone even washing away the entire Jerusalem Beach on Friday. Flash floods in 2017 killed 25 people and left hundreds homeless. Cyclone Ianos kills three people in Greece The Mediterranean storm destroyed homes in central Greece and has now hit Crete The Mediterranean hurricane, or 'Medicane' Ianos crossing the Ionian Sea and approaching Greece. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Beyond the Headlines: how will the US election play out? Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has sent three senior officials to the worst-hit central regions. Ianos is deepening and strengthening today, gradually turning towards Greece. Local authorities advised islanders and tourists trapped there because of the cyclone to stay indoors as the … Hundreds of people were trapped in flooded buildings as Cyclone Ianos, known as the “medicane” (Mediterranean hurricane), struck areas north of Athens. READ MORE: Greece braces for onslaught of Cyclone Ianos over the weekend. A rare hurricane-like cyclone in the eastern Mediterranean, a so-called 'Medicane', named Ianos is forecasted to make landfall in Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos with winds reaching hurricane-force Category 1. A rare Cyclone Ianos is currently moving eastward, toward the Greek western coastal area and should be close to it by Friday morning. September 2020. A Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone – Medicane Ianos has developed over the Ionian Sea and is moving towards western Greece. “We are preparing to face a rare extreme weather phenomenon,” Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos … It is recalled a few months ago, Cyclone Ianos caused severe flash floods in the area. The body of a man was found under the collapsed roof of his house in a village near Karditsa on Sunday. The devastation has uprooted trees, severely flooded entire cities and caused power cuts on the Ionian islands and the western Peloponnese. *Zakynthos. EPA, A view of boats during Medicane (Mediterranean hurricane) Ianos on Zakynthos island, Greece. Medicane will begin its approach to the Ionian Islands late this evening, likely bringing the worst, most intense winds to Kefalonia and Zakynthos islands. Beyond the Headlines: How will Joe Biden change US policy in the Middle East? Greek civil protection authorities have been put on maximum alert for the aftermath of the weather system. The Mediterranean storm destroyed homes in central Greece and has now hit Crete. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will visit the area in the coming days and said economic relief will be provided. While hospitality businesses are closed during Greece’s lockdown 2.0, a cafe in Karditsa invited teddy bears to dine, instead of their regular customers. Two dead as rare cyclone spins Greece into ‘total catastrophe’, Doctors Without Borders hits out at construction of new Lesbos camp. Strengthening is expected within the next 18–24 hours. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. Authorities are still searching for a woman reported missing in Karditsa and the body of an elderly woman was found in Farsala on Saturday. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, newspaper archive. Waves were described as seven metres high when the cyclone struck Greece, with train services linking the north and south of the country completely cut. EPA, A view of boats during Medicane (Mediterranean hurricane) Ianos on Zakynthos island, Greece. Greece’s national meteorological service issued a top level Red Alert for winds, rain and storm conditions. Picking up … EPA, A man checks damages of his boat during Medicane (Mediterranean hurricane) Ianos on Zakynthos island, Greece. A rare Mediterranean cyclone has flood streets and homes in different parts of Greece. The Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS) warned of a threat to life throughout the country. Nikolaos Gousios, a resident at Farsala, told state TV: "We’re dealing with a total catastrophe.". A rare hurricane-like cyclone in the eastern Mediterranean, a so-called 'Medicane', named Ianos is forecasted to make landfall in Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos with winds reaching hurricane-force Category 1. Beyond The Headlines: How will Arab Americans vote in US presidential election? Ianos, expected to begin unfolding late Thursday afternoon with a barometric low will first hit the islands … A rare hurricane-like cyclone in the eastern Mediterranean, a so-called 'Medicane', named Ianos is forecasted to make landfall in Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos with winds reaching hurricane-force Category 1. Around 5,000 houses were flooded in Karditsa, with a nearby plain turned into a lake. Such cyclones first appeared in Greece in 1995 and have become more frequent in recent years. by GCT. A similar storm hit Greece in 2018. The cyclone is expected to affect Athens on Friday. A rare hurricane-like cyclone in the eastern Mediterranean, a so-called 'Medicane'. Unusual Mediterranean cyclone ‘Ianos’ hits Western Greece. The Hellenic National Meteorological Service has issued an extraordinary weather and gale warning ahead of the storms landing, which has been named Cyclone Ianos. 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