Heavy account of the BALLOS disaster that swept the country. Streams and lakes overflowed, rocks and soils peeled off the mountains, roads slipped, bridges opened in two, beaches disappeared from mud and debris, settlements were evacuated, hundreds of crops were destroyed, a farmer was killed.
The largest volume of water - 460 mm - fell in Ithaca. It is followed by Mount Athos 297 and Angelokastro of Etoloakarnania with 262 mm. In Athens, the Patision meteorological station recorded 182 millimeters of rain. Similar rainfall in Evia.
Extreme weather events due to the climate crisis tend to become normal, experts warn and point out the need for new planning to deal with them.
Ithaca is counting its wounds from the disaster. The Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the President of SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, had a telephone conversation with the Mayor, Dionysis Stanitsas. The Minister of Civil Protection, Christos Stylianidis, and the Undersecretary, despite the Prime Minister, Christos Triantopoulos, are conducting an autopsy on the island.
Extensive problems in Etoloakarnania as well. A request to declare the Municipality of Agrinio a state of emergency was submitted by the Mayor, George Papanastasiou. Earlier, the settlement of Kamareceika was evacuated as a precaution due to the rising water level of Lake Lysimachia. In Messolonghi, the stream of Agrilia overflowed, in Aetoliko the lagoon overflowed. On Monday, an autopsy in the prefecture will be carried out by a government unit, with: Spilio Libano, Minister of Rural Development, Christos Triantopoulos, Deputy Minister despite the Prime Minister responsible for natural disasters and Andrea Lykouretzo, President of ELGA.
Major disasters in Corfu. Huge volumes of water have hit areas of the prefectures of Ilia and Achaia in the last hours. Problems continue in Thessaloniki: with traffic disruptions in various parts of the city, due to the high concentration of water. Earlier, a tree fell on an apartment building in the center of Kalamaria, fortunately without causing injuries.
"Egypt expressed its full solidarity with the catastrophic floods," Egypt said today.
Intense mobility in the Movement for Change, in view of the electoral process for the election of President. The former Prime Minister, George Papandreou, requested and in the coming days will have meetings with all the candidates for the Presidency as well as those institutionally responsible for the electoral process, with the Secretary of the Central Political Committee of the Movement for Change, Manolis Christoudoulakis, the Secretary of Parliament Group and candidate for the election of the President of the Movement for Change, Vassilis Kegeroglou and the candidates for President, Nikos Androulakis, Pavlos Geroulanos, Harry Kastanidis, Andrea Loverdo and Pavlos Christidis. seeking, as noted in the relevant announcement of his office, a coordinated and creative course that will lead to the building of a large Progressive Party. According to the same announcement "For this initiative of George A. Papandreou, the President of the Movement for Change, Fofi Gennimata has been informed".
Clear message from Loverdos from Chalkida. He clarified that he is not behind the claim of the Presidency of the Movement and called on George Papandreou to guarantee the procedures and the unity of the party until the day of the elections on December 5.
2313 new cases of coronavirus, of which 539 in Attica and 357 in Thessaloniki are recorded in today's epidemiological report of EODY. 361 covid patients are treated intubated, 30 more people lost the battle for life.
At 37 points throughout the territory, Mobile Units of EODY will carry out a free rapid test tomorrow. In Attica, in the Municipality of Glyfada, at the junction of Dromo Poets and Lambraki. And in the Municipality of Byron, Karaoli and Dimitriou, outside the City Hall.
The inspections of the authorities for the correct observance of the new health protocols in restaurants and entertainment stores are intensive. Daily inspections by the National Transparency Authority and for the inspection of non-vaccinated civil servants who provide work in person.
The annual regular conference of the Central Union of Greek Municipalities was completed at the "Ioannis Vellidis" conference center in Thessaloniki. According to the final text of the conclusions, the elected representatives will seek a meeting with the Prime Minister and the leaders of all political parties in the near future, in order to promote the problems of the Local Government, and to launch the necessary solutions. Otherwise they warn with mobilizations. "Our municipalities and local communities can not wait any longer. Our claims are just and timeless. The parties go beyond and serve the long-term interest of the Greek society ", it was emphasized, among other things, in the resolution that was approved by a majority and was read by the president of KEDE - mayor of Trikala, Dimitris Papastergiou.
A happy ending to the adventure of the two Ukrainian pilgrims who were missing on Mount Athos. With the help of firefighters, the 2nd EMAK and a helicopter, they were located and are in good health. According to information, they were disoriented and lost the path and were cut off from the other walkers.
"US commitment to the stability and prosperity of Greece, the Balkans, Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean," said Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias. the renewal of the Greek-American defense agreement. In an interview with the Associated Press, he stressed that the agreement implies the "enhanced American presence in Thrace and Northeastern Greece, just a few kilometers from our border with Turkey.
The mutual assistance provided by the Greek-French defense agreement concerns the territory of the two countries, but not the exclusive economic zones, according to an Euractiv publication, citing a relevant statement by the French Ministry of Defense.
In the new framework created by the Athens defense agreements with Paris and Washington, the Greece-Cyprus-Egypt Tripartite Summit is considered particularly important. which will take place on Tuesday in Athens, but also the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias in Tripoli next Thursday, in order to participate in the international conference for the stabilization of Libya.
The Turkish President and the German Chancellor gave a joint press conference in Istanbul. "With Turkey, despite the differences of opinion, we have faced many issues together. "Today I reiterated the need for foreign forces to withdraw from Libya, while we discussed developments in Afghanistan and Syria," said Angela Merkel. "My dear friend in our meetings for 16 years has always been prudent and her leadership has been decisive," said Tayyip Erdogan, adding that he looks forward to a similar relationship with the new German government.
The memorandum of understanding between Cyprus and Egypt was signed in Nicosia, for the interconnection of the electricity networks of the two countries. The electricity interconnection is an important component of the ongoing strong relations between Cyprus and Egypt, but also of the strategic cooperation between them, the Energy Ministers of the two countries pointed out in their joint statements.
An improvised explosive device was placed by unknown persons at the entrance of an apartment building where the political office of ND MP Giannis Kallianou is housed, in the area of Alimos. The explosion caused material damage.
Two hundred thousand citizens took part today in Rome in the anti-fascist demonstration organized by the three largest unions in the country, with the main demand for the immediate dissolution of all parties and organizations directly or indirectly associated with fascism. Present at the rally were center-left party secretary Enrico Letta, former prime minister and leader of the Five Star Movement Giuseppe Conte, and Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio. The statement of the secretary of Lega, Matteo Salvini, caused a sensation. "Fortunately, there are no more fascists," he said, adding that the only threat to Europe is Islamist terrorism.
"It is an unforgivable mistake of France," said President Emmanuel Macron, ordering police 60 years ago to crack down on a large demonstration of more than 25.000 Algerians who arrived in Paris from the Nanterre slum. It was October 17, 1961, when 12.000 Algerians were arrested, hundreds injured and dozens killed. For many years, France kept silent about the crime, but Emmanuel Macron attended today, at the memorial service for the victims, on the Bezon Bridge, west of Paris.
In the sports news and today's matches of the 6th game of the Super League…
Apollon Smyrni - Asteras Tripolis: 0 - 1
Panathinaikos - Ionikos: 4 - 1
And the weather
Relative improvement in Attica from tomorrow. Local sporadic rains until the afternoon. Temperature in the center of Athens from 14 to 20 degrees Celsius. 18.8 Points at this time, in Technopolis, here in Gazi.