Rare ‘medicane’ storm hits Greece

ATHENS (AFP) – A rare hurricane-like storm hit western Greece yesterday, disrupting travel and causing floods and power outages on several Ionian Sea islands.

“We face intense conditions with winds and very strong rainfall,” Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias told reporters.

Mediterranean cyclone Ianos, an unusual phenomenon also known as a “medicane”, packed violent winds of up to 117 kilometres per hour according to the Greek civil protection agency.

More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin