I am not talking about the movie Zorba the Greek,
(what a great movie it was!) or not mentioning Nikos Kazantzakis(that was difinitelly great book!) book. Even I am not referring Samuel Beckett’s play “Waiting for Godot” either. I am talking about powerful storm “Zorbas”. Over Mediterranean, this has been effecting and coming from Sicily about 24 hours ago,
and now at Greece and into 24 hours at Turkey’s west coasts.
This is what I mention
The red eye is Zorbas. It looks like a giant eye, and kind of purple, beaten eye.:)
It is said that this is medicane or powerful storm. But for the people of the all east Aegean sea, this is hurricane! It’s speed can be 100-120 km/h. So the people are reacting this kind of hurricane, maybe the little one. In Greece yesterday,
Medicane “Zorbas” threatens Greece earlier than expected
The medicane which is named “Zorbas”, will form in the Ionian sea and will bring torrential rain and gale force winds to southern Greece, before reaching Attica, the island of Evia and the Cyclades.
The phenomenon is dubbed a ‘Medicane’ as it is a tropical-like storm, not of hurricane strength, but can reach a similar strength to a Category 1 hurricane. It is rare for cyclone type weather to occur in Greece, however this will be the third year in a row that such rare weather occurs.
Greece’s Civil Protection authorities are on high alert awaiting for the Mediterranean Cyclone to strike the country. Fire Service. Police, Coast Guard and other state bodies are on alert to deploy teams to areas most hit by the Medicane. There is a sailing ban for ferries to the Aegean Sea as of Saturday morning (Sept 29th 2018) due to strong winds up to 9-10 Beaufort.
Tomorrow about 12.00 pm it is said that it can reach Izmir, Turkey shore. Like in Greece, as in all coastal cities, Izmir in particular, Turkey was alarmed. Civil defense teams, municipal employees, fire brigades and similar institutions were given a disaster alarm for 48 hours. Some sports matches have been postponed.
In this morning WD and I went out as usual. We needed to buy some things form some stores; we got them. And we witnessed almost everyone talking about Zorbas. In some places we joined the conversations. People were little bit nervous here. Everyone is trying to take precautions in their homes or workplaces. It’s such a fast storm, so it’s a sort of little hurricane that has never been seen in the Aegean Sea, which is an inner sea. Tomorrow I do not know what will happen. Maybe Zorbas won’t stop here and it’il lose his influence by directioning north. I do not know.
The question in WD’s mind is that if Zorbas will come here tomorrow, where WD will make his toilet. We bought some sand for him. He looked at sand and said that it was an insult to him. He said that any storm or even hurricane cannot prevent his life. These are his words, if we cannot go out tomorrow, we will see what will happen. In the meantime, if those who have a hurricane or strong storm experience can give us an idea of what we should do, that would be great. In addition, if the electricity goes down tomorrow due to Zorbas, I may not respond your comments in the same day tomorrow. Because probably at that time we’ll be trying to solve WD’s toilet problem in the dark. 😎