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11 Jul 2019 | 03:20 AM UTC

Greece: Severe weather kills six in Halkidiki July 10

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Tornadoes and violent hailstorms kill at least six tourists and injures around 30 people in Halkidiki region on July 10; recovery efforts ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/10/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/12/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Halkidiki region

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A state of emergency has been declared in Halkidiki region on Wednesday, July 10, after a rare storm involving strong winds, tornadoes, and hail killed at least six tourists and injured another 30 people. The unusual storm overturned cars, uprooted trees, and damaged homes. Around 140 rescue workers deployed into the area and recovery efforts are ongoing as of Thursday morning (local time), July 11. Transportation and commercial disruptions are possible throughout the region due to fallen debris and emergency operations.


Individuals in Halkidiki are advised to monitor local weather reports and developments to the situation, allow additional time to travel, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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