Disasters & Accidents

Heavy rainfall causes flooding in Athens

Athens, Oct 14 (EFE).- A heavy rainstorm inundated streets in the Greek capital Athens on Thursday.

The strong storm began in the western part of the country and advanced rapidly to the east, causing torrents on many streets in Athens and Thessaloniki, the country’s second-largest city, within hours.

The Greek Civil Protection warned citizens against unnecessary traveling, as firefighters have received dozens of calls.

Elementary school students had to be evacuated after their classrooms were flooded in the Nea Filadelfeia neighborhood north of Athens.

Several areas have experienced power outages as a result of the weather conditions.

In the coastal neighborhood of Glyfada, drivers were forced to climb into their cars amid the heavy downpours, while traffic was cut off on main roads in the Attica region.

The rainwater also affected the Hellenic parliament, as well as several universities.EFE


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