Tags: EU | Greece | Flash Flood

Flash Flood Strikes Northern Athens Suburb after Squall

Thursday, 26 July 2018 08:39 AM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A flash flood has struck a northern Athens suburb following a squall, with the Greek capital's fire department receiving 140 calls for assistance and to pump water from flooded homes and businesses.

Fire crews headed to an open-air parking lot in the suburb of Maroussi on Thursday to see if there were any people trapped in cars that were bobbing in a suddenly created muddy lake.

Authorities urged drivers to avoid the area and shut down a side road off the main highway leading north out of Athens.

The flash flood comes three days after a devastating wildfire northeast of Athens killed at least 82 people and injured more than 180.

© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


   
1Like our page
2Share
GlobalTalk
A flash flood has struck a northern Athens suburb following a squall, with the Greek capital's fire department receiving 140 calls for assistance and to pump water from flooded homes and businesses.Fire crews headed to an open-air parking lot in the suburb of Maroussi on...
EU,Greece,Flash Flood
114
2018-39-26
Thursday, 26 July 2018 08:39 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved