Crete, the largest island in Greece, has been hit by torrential rains and floods
On the morning of November 10th, local time, the northern part of Crete, the largest island in Greece, was hit by heavy rain, which caused flooding. The streets of many major cities became rivers, and many people were trapped in their homes or cars.
Among them, Kastelli and Thrapsano declared a state of emergency. The extreme bad weather also caused many landslides in Crete, and the falling rocks blocked some roads.
According to data released by the Greek Meteorological Department, the precipitation of this heavy rain has exceeded 100 mm. Eight administrative cities were hardest hit.
Crete Hurricane Heavy rains caused many rivers to surge, flooding roads, washing away a large number of cars parked on the street, and besieging many people at home or in their cars. The fire department received more than 100 calls for help.
The local fire department, municipal department and the rescue team of the Greek Special Disaster Management Agency launched a large-scale rescue operation. Rescued people besieged by the flood, and pumped out water from residential buildings.
They rescued 8 residents who were trapped in their cars due to floods and their homes were submerged by rain, including 5 adults and 3 minors.
The Greek fire department has dispatched 60 firefighters and 20 fire trucks. As time went by, the more and more rains once made the entire rescue work slow.