Greece – Deadly Flash Floods in Evia

At least 3 people have died in flash flooding in Central Greece.

Torrential rain and thunderstorms from late 08 August triggered flash flooding on the island of Evia (also Euboea) in Euboea regional unit of Central Greece Region. Parts of the island saw 200 to 300mm of rain fall in just a few hours during the storm.

The Greek Fire Department said on 09 August that three people were found dead in flooded homes in the village of Politika.

The Department said it received 495 calls for assistance, mostly in areas around Bourtzi, Vasiliko, Politika, Lefkandi, Stavros, Kontodespoti, Psachna and Chalkida. Forty-seven people have been removed from flooded vehicles and homes. Eight people were rescued by helicopter.