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Greece: Drop in Temperatures, Strong Winds and Very High Fire Risk on Friday

ATHENS — A significant drop in temperatures, with the maximum not exceeding 38C to 41C, is expected on Friday according to Athens National Observatory.

The highest temperatures will be on the island of Crete while the possibility of rainstorms is very high in the northeastern part of the country.

At the same time, winds will become stronger and the risk of forest fires is very high.

Winds in the region of Attica will reach 5-6 on the Beaufort scale, with stronger gusts expected.

Malakasa refugee and migrant camp evacuated

The 2,000 residents of the Malakasa refugee and migrant camp were transferred safely to the Ritsona camp, according to an announcement on Friday.

The transfer was completed at midnight on Thursday, in accordance with the plan for emergencies.

Mitsotakis to Fire Brigade's Operations Centre

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was on his way to the Fire Brigade's Operations Coordination Centre in Halandri, Attica on Friday.

Firefighters, civilians injured during fires taken to hospitals; two in ICUs 

An injured firefighter, four volunteer firefighters, and five civilians were taken to hospitals on Thursday evening.

The firefighter was injured in the battle against the ongoing fire at Kryoneri in north Attica was hospitalized at the 251 Air Force General Hospital, while of the volunteer firefighters needed intubation and two more had slight injuries.

The other five people were being treated at KAT hospital in Athens.

Three of these came from the north Attica area of Drossopigi, and two from the area of Kryoneri.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias has ordered that Sismanogleio hospital in Athens to stay on rolling duty, and the same was ordered for the Burns & Plastic Surgery Clinic at KAT hospital.

Two paramedic motorcycles, one mobile medical unit and 7 ambulances of the National Emergency Response Ambulance Service (EKAV) are on standby in north Attica.

The hospitals Ippokratio, Erythros Stavros and Thriasio are all on rolling duty in Attica in the evening and overnight Thursday.

 
 

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