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10 Nov 2020 | 01:19 PM UTC

Greece: Heavy rains cause flooding in parts of Crete November 10

Greece News Alert

Heavy rains cause flooding in parts of Crete on November 10; monitor weather updates

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/10/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/12/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Crete island

Event

Heavy rains during the morning of Tuesday, November 10, have caused flooding in parts of northern Crete. Among the worst affected areas are those located to the east of Iraklion, including the town Hersonissos, where emergency services responded to calls for assistance from inundated households and businesses. Authorities have advised residents in several towns and villages in the affected area to remain indoors and a number of schools have been closed. Floodwaters have damaged several roads in the area. No injuries or fatalities have been currently reported. Authorities have warned residents in areas vulnerable to flooding to move to higher ground, particularly those in Analipsi, Anisaras, Koutouloufari, and Stalida.

Further flooding and associated disruptions are likely in the coming days.

Advice

Those in affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, including evacuation orders. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.

 

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