More than 960 calls have been received for Attica, from yesterday morning until today at 6 in the morning, the Operations Center of the Fire Brigade due to the bad weather Elpis that is hitting the country.
Specifically, the Operations Center of the Fire Brigade has received 964 calls in Attica for transport of people to and from health units for dialysis or medical care, from immobilized vehicles, from homes or business premises as well as for tree felling and the release of unarmed people.
725 people transported in bad weather Elpis
In the Attica Region, there are 725 people transported to a safe place, 120 trees cut down, 76 people transported to and from health units for dialysis or medical treatment, 13 people were released from elevators. At the same time, the Fire Brigade continues to operate in various areas of Attica.
The staff of the Corps that serves in the Fire Services of Attica remains on general alert.
The Fire Services of Magnesia, Evia, Boeotia, Cyclades, the island of Skyros, Crete, Peloponnese and Western Greece remain in some reservations, in order to deal with the consequences of the dangerous weather phenomena for as long as they appear, according to the updated forecasts. while the staff of the rest of the Fire Services of the country remains on increased readiness.
In its announcement, the Fire Brigade calls on the citizens to be very careful, to limit unnecessary travel as much as possible, while emphasizing that in Attica for the necessary transportation by vehicles it is absolutely necessary to use anti-skid chains and for their own safety they should follow follow the instructions of the competent authorities.
Citizens can be informed daily about the development of exceptional weather phenomena in the regular weather reports of EMY and on the website of EMY in the electronic address HERE
GPP recommendations to citizens to be especially careful, taking care to take measures to protect themselves from the dangers arising from the occurrence of severe weather events, is addressed to the General Secretariat for Civil Protection.
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In particular, in areas where snowfall and frost have occurred or are forecast:
If you are going to travel by car:
* To be informed about the weather and the condition of the road network * To have in their vehicle anti-skid chains and the tank full of fuel * To travel, if necessary, preferably during the day, preferring the main roads * To inform their relatives for the route they are going to follow * To change their travel schedule to avoid the peak of weather phenomena
If moving on foot:
* To wear with many layers of light clothes instead of one heavy garment and to wear suitable shoes to avoid injuries due to slipperiness * To avoid unnecessary movements during peak phenomena (heavy snowfall, frost conditions).
The general Protection Policy (www.civilprotection.gr) of the Ministry of Climate Crisis & Civil Protection, has informed the competent state services involved, as well as the regions and municipalities of the country, so that all co-workers are on full alert to understand directly from exposure to severe weather.
For information regarding protection from severe weather conditions you can refer to the website and the official accounts of the Fire Brigade, Facebook and Twitter.
For information regarding the prevailing condition of the passability of the road network due to the introduction of flood waters in it or due to snowfall and frost, the citizens should not make the website of EL.AS. www.astynomia.gr.
For more information and instructions for self-protection from severe weather conditions, citizens can install the website of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection at www.civilprotection.gr.