Another Greek Island battling raging inferno as officials urge tourists to evacuate

Thousands of tourists have been forced to flee as the fires sweep Rhodes

Matthew 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

Important Takeaways:

  • Rhodes wildfires ‘out of control’ with new evacuations ordered & 10,000 Brits trapped as flames ravage Corfu
  • At least 19,000 locals and tourists have already been rescued from the fire-ravaged island in the biggest evacuation effort Greece has ever seen – with up to 10,000 Brits still stranded.
  • Terrified holidaymakers have been forced to flee burning hotels, wade through water and sleep on gym floors – with repatriation flights finally arriving on Monday to rush Brits out of the country.
  • Wildfires erupted on the island of Corfu – and Level 5 alerts were issued for Crete amid fears of a similar inferno.
  • The deputy mayor of Rhodes, Konstantinos Taraslias, said the fires are still burning out of control after seven days of fighting them.
  • More than 16,000 people have been evacuated by land and 3,000 by sea from 12 villages and several hotels – many of them Brits.
  • Speaking on Monday morning, Theofanis Skembris, deputy mayor of North Corfu, believes the fires on the island were started deliberately.
  • He told the BBC: “There were four fires that started simultaneously.
  • “We have to wait for the investigation, but their first unofficial assumption is that it was arson – fires can’t start simultaneously in four different places.
  • “The situation in the island is better now. Most of the fires are under control. There are firefighting planes helping.”

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