Greece – Flood Rescues in Crete

Heavy rain was reported in the islands of southern Greece from 20 October.

Heraklion, capital of the island of Crete, recorded 138.1mm of rain in 24 hours to 21 October, while Karpathos in the Dodecanese islands recorded 244 mm, according to figures from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The Greek Fire Service reported it responded to 18 incidents of flooding and rescued 3 people from vehicles trapped in flood water in areas around Heraklion.

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