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AssistAlert: Greek Wildfires Prompt Large-Scale Evacuation

AssistAlert: Grecian Wildfires Prompt Large-Scale Evacuation


Grecian Wildfires Prompt Large-Scale Evacuation


As the heatwaves affecting Europe continue to worsen, the spread of resulting wildfires on the Greek island of Rhodes had prompted the largest-scale evacuation in the nation’s history. Thousands of tourists have been forced to flee their hotels to escape the blazes, which are also affecting the neighboring islands of Corfu and Evia. Approximately 19,000 people have been evacuated from Rhodes since Saturday from figures supplied by the Greek government. Multiple airlines have canceled flights to Rhodes in the wake of the wildfire spread as more focus is placed on evacuating displaced tourists still on the island.


  • Follow all official directives and evacuate if necessary
  • Wear a mask in areas with poor air quality as a result of wildfire smoke
  • Do not venture into areas with active fires
  • For local residents, do not return home until authorities indicate that it is safe to do so
  • Keep an emergency bag on hand with important documents and ample food and water


Members are encouraged to contact Assist America if travel assistance is required.



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