China News Service, September 19, according to the Greek "China Greek Times" report, as of the afternoon of September 18 local time, the islands of Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and other parts of the mainland in western Greece have been Affected by cyclone storm "Ianos", large-scale blackouts, floods, school closures and ferry suspensions occurred in some areas.

  The National Astronomical Observatory of Athens has updated its emergency announcement on dangerous weather phenomena.

The storm is expected to reach Attica and Evia, where the capital Athens is located, in the early morning of the 19th local time, and there will be storms in these areas.

The storm will gradually weaken from noon on the 19th local time.

Recently, thessaloniki, Greece, ushered in a thunderstorm, with multiple lightning flashes in the sky, and the scene was spectacular.

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  According to the meteorological data from the National Astronomical Observatory of Athens (EMY), around 4 o'clock on September 18, local time, the average wind speed in the western waters of Greece reached 90 kilometers per hour. The gale hit the islands of Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and West Asia.

At present, schools have been closed in the three regions of Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and western Greece.

  Many villages on Zakynthos and Kefalonia are experiencing electricity problems.

Among them, in the Santa Ephesus area of ​​Kefalonia, many roads were blocked by fallen trees.

The fire brigade dispatched nearly 40 times to drain the stagnant water from the road, remove the trees on the road, and return the fallen power cables.

Wind and rain on Ithaca Island, a main circuit hit water and caught fire, causing the island to stop power supply from the early morning of the 18th, and many houses and shops were flooded.

  "Ianos" attacked the port in western Greece and suffered serious losses.

In the past 24 hours, a sailing ship sank in the port of Zakynthos, and ships were washed ashore at the port of Santa Ephesus and the rocky beach east of Ithaca.

Among them, the ship docked on Ithaca had two passengers. The ship has been rescued and is in good health.

The ferry to and from the western islands is currently suspended.

  The land area also faces the influence of wind and rain combined with weather.

In the past 32 hours, rainfall in the Ionian region reached 186 mm, much higher than the 123 mm in the same period.

  According to the latest data, the National Astronomical Observatory of Athens has updated the emergency announcement of dangerous weather phenomena on September 16, 2020, with a rating of 4.

(Xu Yining)