Extraordinary briefing made by Deputy Civil Protection Nikos Chardalias, for hazardous weather events are expected to “hit” the country.
The Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management, drew attention in view of the bad weather “Janos” that will affect our country from tomorrow.
Extreme weather phenomena have become more and more frequent lately, noted Nikos Hardalias. From tomorrow 17/9 a deep barometric low is expected to hit our country said the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection.
Mr. Hardalias referred to the phenomenon of the Mediterranean cyclone, which is, as he said, stormy and resembles the tropics, but is weaker. As he said, the relatively rare phenomenon that we encounter in Greece since 1995, shows a tendency to increase due to climate change.
Where will the bad weather hit “Ianos”
From tomorrow, late Thursday afternoon, said Mr. Hardalias, the Mediterranean cyclone is expected to hit western Greece and the Ionian islands, such as Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Ithaca, but also Ilia.
Then the bad weather “Ianos” will hit more eastern areas of the Peloponnese, while from Friday night the Cyclades are expected to be affected, while on Saturday there may be bad weather in Crete.
“Ianos” brings heavy rains and winds
The bad weather “Ianos” – the first of this autumn – will affect our country from tomorrow Thursday, due to an atmospheric disturbance in the Central Mediterranean region, which is expected to gradually increase significantly, according to the latest forecasts of the National Observatory of Athens ( EAA) /Meteo.gr, as well as with available forecast models of other bodies.
The main characteristics of “Ianos”, as EAA-meteo christened the bad weather, will be the heavy rains, especially in the Ionian and southern continental parts of the country, the storms in places and the very stormy winds, especially in sea parts, where may reach storm levels.
The scientists of the Observatory point out that due to the uncertainty of the forecasts during the transitional seasons and due to the current position of the atmospheric disturbance, as it is located above the sea, the trajectory that will follow over our country is not yet clear.
It is also not yet clear whether “Janos” will acquire tropical characteristics and meet the conditions to be classified as a Mediterranean Cyclone (barometric low known as Medicane from the union of the words Mediterranean and hurricanes), something that can not be ruled out.
Extraordinary meeting for the bad weather “Ianos”
Earlier, an extraordinary meeting was held on the topic of “Ianos” bad weather and the extraordinary bulletin of worsening weather of EMY, which was convened by the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias.
The meeting took place today at noon at the Civil Protection Operations Center (Faros building).
The meeting was also attended by the Secretary General of Civil Protection, Vassilios Papageorgiou, the Deputy Secretary General of Civil Protection, Georgios-Marios Karagiannis, the Director of the Planning-Emergency Management Department of the General Staff, F. PA), the National Meteorological Service (EMY), as well as the Fire Brigade.
The instructions of the Civil Protection for bad weather
The General Secretariat for Civil Protection (www.civilprotection.gr) of the Ministry of Civil Protection has informed the competent state services involved, as well as the regions and municipalities of the country to be on increased alert for civil protection, in order to deal immediately with the consequences. from the occurrence of severe weather phenomena.
At the same time, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection advises citizens to be very careful, taking measures to protect themselves from the dangers arising from the occurrence of severe weather events.
In particular, in areas where heavy rainfall, thunderstorms or gale-force winds are forecast:
• Insure items that, if swept away by severe weather, could cause damage or injury.
• Make sure that the gutters and gutters of the houses are not blocked and are operating normally.
• Avoid crossing torrents and streams, on foot or by vehicle, during storms and rainfall, but also for several hours after the end of their event.
• Avoid field work and activities in the sea and coastal areas during severe weather (risk of lightning strikes).
• Take immediate precautions during a hailstorm. Take refuge in a building or car and do not leave the safe area until they are sure that the storm is over. Hail can also be very dangerous for animals.
• Avoid passing under large trees, under hanging signs and generally in areas where light objects (eg pots, broken glass, etc.) may come off and fall to the ground (eg under balconies). ).
• To faithfully follow the instructions of the locally competent bodies, such as Traffic, etc.
source – iefimerida.gr