The Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS) warned of a threat to life throughout the country. #Cyclone_Ianos_in_Greece #Angry_nature Cyclone Ianos left floods, power outages and extensive damage in its wake on Friday. Cyclone Ianos: Drone shows 'medicane' damage in Greece Emergency services are helping to rescue hundreds of people trapped in flooded buildings in … IT cause devastating destruction especially on the islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Ithaca. A rare cyclone, dubbed Ianos, will affect Greece from Thursday according to the National Observatory of Athens weather station. A similar storm hit the country in 2018. 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. Strengthening is expected within the next 18–24 hours. The search is continuing for a woman reported missing in Karditsa, according to officials. 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 devastation has uprooted trees, severely flooded entire cities and caused power cuts on the Ionian islands and the western Peloponnese. 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. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, Unusual Mediterranean cyclone ‘Ianos’ hits Western Greece. Nikolaos Gousios, a resident at Farsala, told state TV: "We’re dealing with a total catastrophe.". Maximum sustained winds are near 90 km/h (48.5 knots) with higher gusts. 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. The Mediterranean cyclone “Ianos” is in the sea area between Sicily and the Peloponnese where it strengthened.. Rare cyclone ‘Ianos’ is on track to hit Greece. 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. EPA, A boat sunken by Medicane (Mediterranean hurricane) Ianos on Zakynthos island, Greece. 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. 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]. Mediterranean cyclone, Medicane IANOS, the phenomenon with the deep low barometric pressure, is forecast to hit initially western Greece on Thursday evening, 17. Beyond the Headlines: How will Joe Biden change US policy in the Middle East? The cyclone is expected to affect Athens on Friday. Authorities have confirmed that at least three people have died so far from the medicane. Hundreds of people were trapped in flooded buildings as Cyclone Ianos, known as the “medicane” (Mediterranean hurricane), struck areas north of Athens. 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. Two dead as rare cyclone spins Greece into ‘total catastrophe’, Doctors Without Borders hits out at construction of new Lesbos camp. In 2017, flash floods killed 25 people and left hundreds homeless. 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. Ianos is deepening and strengthening today, gradually turning towards 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. Ianos will cause… The main characteristics of Ianos will be heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and strong gale-force winds, especially at sea. newspaper archive. A severe landfall with destructive winds and flooding is expected tomorrow – Friday, Sept 18th. Cyclone Ianos swept through central Greece last night and has even reached the Greek capital of Athens, with an emergency declared in Zakynthos. JUST IN: NASA satellite images show US under attack from nature on both sides. Beyond The Headlines: why superstorms are the new normal. Five boats sank off Zakynthos and Lefkada on Friday and now the storm has been causing chaos in … READ MORE: Greece braces for onslaught of Cyclone Ianos over the weekend. We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. He said: "Saving human lives is our priority.". The body of a man was found under the collapsed roof of his house in a village near Karditsa on Sunday. Greece’s national meteorological service issued a top level Red Alert for winds, rain and storm conditions. Ianos will bring destructive winds, torrential rainfall, tornadoes, and flooding across parts of Greece. 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 agency warned of “severe rain and thunderstorms and gale-force winds” through the weekend, with Crete also at risk later on Sunday. 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