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Better now

Good morning and had a good week !

The very bad weather that was predicted all over Greece has hit in certain places like Larissa etc. Skopelos had a lot of rain last night and there were also very strong winds.
I think we can safely say that it was less bad than we expected. Better safe than sorry. I heard a story of a Skopelitan who called the municipality and asked them if the parking area next to the elementary school could be opened so cars could be moved from the peripheral road to that safer parking area. A very good thought! Many cars and motor bikes were removed from the street leading to the harbor and the municipality is continuously cleaning the gutters and places where leaves and garbage can block the flow off water during a heavy rainfall.

This is a photo of last night before the storm and

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the next one is of this morning around 9.

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Bad Weather coming

The next two days, Sunday and Monday, extreme weather phenomena are expected in Greece and also in the Sporades. The Hellenic National meteorological Service has issued an extra bulletin warning people that heavy rains and strong winds will occur. Everybody should be careful and avoid unnecessary movements over land and sea.
Sources: http://www.emy.gr, http://www.hnms.gr, skai television, skopelosweb.gr and the facebook page severe weather greece.

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More than 20 degrees Celsius today!!

Thank you Jannis Chatsitrakosas for the link; http://penteli.meteo.gr/stations/skopelos/
We have made it a link!

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Coming in

Good morning. The sun this morning is creeping in between Skopelos and Alonissos. The photograph was taken around 07.00 hours. It was drizzling but you can see that the sun wants to be a part of this day too.

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Last night was a quiet night and we kind of realized what has happened the last couple of days. We are alright but to keep a household going without running water and electricity, to cook for the family, to keep them warm, to safeguard the house, the surrounding area, the animals, has been quite a task. Thank God for our fire place and our sisterne/water reservoir. I cannot imagine how it is for people who don’t have these two valuable items.

Snow everywhere. I made this small video on Tuesday when the snowfall was the heaviest.

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The long and winding road

Tuesday 09.12 hours


The long and winding road we dug to the asphalt is almost gone. Snowed under again. We did manage this morning to clear the path out of the house and towards the animals. We are almost back to square one. Last night it started snowing again and a lot has fallen. The small road outside our house is free but what about the rest of the road towards the asphalt? We will have to wait and see when it stops snowing.

The weather forecasts on the television are all different so we have to see it with our own eyes!

Skopelosnews called the vice mayor M. Klonaris last night (on Monday) and she told us that machines are working everywhere and they were trying to get the road from Pefkias to Raches cleared. Last night they had reached the church Agia Paraskevi. Two meters high snow on the road. The machines also tried to get up the road from the end of the ring road near Milos to the road towards Glysteri but they failed. It was too slippery.

There are quite a few families who are starting to have problems with water, food etc. Hopefully they can get out of their house soon and get groceries.

Proteus ferryboat landed in Alonissos yesterday afternoon after a very rough ride. On the boat were electricity personnel who can help with re-installing of the electricity on the island. Thank God Skopelos has electricity!

On a lighter note. Skopelos resident Thodoris Papalapas. went snowboarding in the street going down from the Denise hotel!

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Black and white

Tonight we will have more snow. Alonissos will be hit too! Hopefully the machines will keep clear the roads towards the village because we don’t have that much food left. There are more families in Mourtero, Alikias, Panormos, Raches. They need to have their roads cleared too!

Here in the Agios Konstantinos/Raches area television is back again, we have electricity, central heating and water. A little higher up in Raches there is no water. The pipes are probably frozen. That is a big problem.There is also a lot of snow that is heaped up in front of windows and doors. What fun it will be when that snow will melt. We cannot complain though. Some refugees are sleeping in tents on Lesbos!

Skopelosnews made a walk and took some black and white photographs of the white landscape around us. You cannot resist it!

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