On 3 August 2021, the U.S. Mission in Greece issued a Natural Disaster Alert, which reads in part as follows: “The U.S. Mission in Greece alerts U.S. citizens to ongoing wildfires throughout Greece. U.S. citizens should exercise extreme caution in the affected areas, including in Evia, Kos, and around the Varymbobi area in the northern suburbs of Athens. Civil Protection authorities are coordinating evacuations from the affected areas.
“The General Secretariat for Civil Protection has announced an Extreme Fire Risk (Category 5 alarm) for the island of Rhodes, and Very High Risk (Category 4) for many areas in Greece on August 4, 2021 according to the Daily Fire Risk Map. This high risk of fire is expected to continue in the coming days.
“U.S. citizens living in or traveling near any of the affected areas should follow instructions from local authorities and closely monitor the local media and emergency alerts. The following resources contain official information about the wildfires: