From the afternoon of January 3rd to the afternoon of January 4th, local time, the northern and central regions of the Greek continent were successively hit by heavy rains and caused floods and inland waterlogging, which had an impact on local traffic and residents’ lives.
In Thessaloniki, the largest city in northern Greece, the main streets of the city are flooded.
The basements and semi-basements of many homes and shops are heavily flooded, and many rural roads on the outskirts of the city have been flooded, causing traffic disruptions.
In the Arta region of the central Greek continent, heavy rain not only flooded large areas of farmland, but also triggered mudslides, destroying at least two roads.
In order to prevent accidents when vehicles cross the turbulent flood, the local administration closed all provincial roads across the river.
In the Limni PRASTIRA region of central Greece, a severe debris flow was caused by heavy rains on December 29 last year.
In response to the challenges posed by a new round of heavy rainfall, the Greek Ministry of Civil Protection declared a six-month state of emergency on January 4.