The Alarm Status is the highest risk stage, (category 5) and provided for the following areas:
- Region of Attica (including the island of Kythira)
- Central Greece (east Viotia, central and southern Evia)
- Region Peloponnese (Corinth, Argolis, Arcadia, eastern Laconia)
Simultaneously, very high fire hazard (risk category 4) for the following areas:
- Region North Aegean (Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Icaria)
- South Aegean Region (Cyclades)
- Region Peloponnese
- Central Greece (Euboea, Skyros Viotia, Fthiotida, Fokida)
- Western Greece (Achaia, Ilia)
- Ionian Islands District (Zante)
Map Fire Risk Prediction in force for tomorrow Saturday 10.08.19
🔴 CAUTION: Alarm condition Attica, east Viotia , central and southern Evia, Corinth, Argolis, Arcadia, eastern Laconia and Kythira.
! ️ Very High risk for many areas of the country pic.twitter.com/4C9Po1euq5
— Civil Protection GR (@GSCP_GR) August 9, 2019
The General Secretariat for Civil Protection has sent a special letter to all departments involved in fire issues, and the regions and municipalities of these regions, to be at increased civil protection readiness to immediately respond to possible fire incidents. also, They have been updated and the armed forces are ready, to allocate any assistance requested by the NGPP.
Recall that in the alarm state, and the risk category 4, other than that, It banned vehicular traffic and pedestrians in forest areas, Police roadblocks are entry points into the forests, while there will be continuous monitoring of mixed patrols of the Hellenic Police, the P.S. and Army, by land and air.
It is noted that a similar situation is to occur in the place of 2012.
For all the reasons above, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection advises the public to be cautious and avoid activities outdoors that can cause fire through negligence, as the burning of dried grasses and branches or cleaning residues, The use of machines which cause sparks as circular saws, welding machines, the use of outdoor barbecues, bees smoking, throwing lit cigarette, etc..
also, It recalled that during the fire season burning of the fields is prohibited.
They should realize fire, citizens are requested to immediately notify the Fire Service on telephone number 199.
For more information and instructions for self from the dangers of forest fires, citizens can visit the website of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection online at www.civilprotection.gr.