More Floods in Greece

Floods struck yesterday, 1 December, in the city of Argos in the north eastern Peloponnese after two rivers in the area overflowed. Emergency services were called out, but couldn’t save one woman who has been reported as killed in the floods after a wall collapsed in her home. Houses and roads were inundated in the floods and a state of emergency has been declared in Argos.

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Floods near Argos, Greece. Photo: twitter.com/faroslive1

Several other towns and villages in the region of the north-eastern Peloponnese have also been affected. Many schools have been closed in the area. Emergency services called on residents to avoid driving in flood waters and near rivers.

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Heavy rainfall has also led to flooding in the towns of Korinthos and Kiato (shown in the video below), to the west of Athens. Areas north of Athens have also been affected by heavy rainfall according to some reports.

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This is the second time in around 10 days that victims have died in floods in Greece. On 22 November, 3 people were killed during flash floods on the holiday island of Rhodes.

Sources: eKathimerini