Floods in Crete, Greece, drag vehicles into the sea

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2020.-

A state of emergency was declared in flooded areas. The Fire Service announced the rescue of at least 30 people

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Heavy flooding on the Greek island of Crete damaged roads, flooded houses and dragged vehicles into the sea amid persistent torrential rains. Authorities said Tuesday that the most serious damage occurred east of the island's capital, Heraklion, in small villages and villages, where schools were closed and residents were advised to stay home. In the hardest-hit areas, some residents took refuge on the rooftops of their homes as murky currents ravaged villages dragging vehicles and debris. A state of emergency was declared in flooded areas.

The Fire Service announced the rescue of at least 30 people. It was the third time in less than a month that the region is ravaged by flooding. Heavy rains will continue until Thursday, according to forecasts. No injuries have been reported, but regional government authorities said the road network on the island was damaged as were homes and businesses, many already closed by the national confinement in force since Saturday.

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