The village of Olympiada in the regional unit of Halkidiki, Greece suffered severe flooding on Friday due to the extensive amounts of rainfall which have fallen continually in the region over the last several hours.

The area’s Maurolakkas Stream received massive amounts of runoff from the nearby regions and hills and topped its banks, seemingly exploding into the village.
As a result of the sudden influx of waters from the once-placid stream, many homes were flooded, while a majority of streets were instantly turned into muddy rivers.
Residents of the town are angrily accusing local authorities of being unable to protect their properties since this is the fourth time the area has flooded in recent years.

The municipality of Aristotle has already asked to declare a state of emergency so that it will be eligible for additional aid and funds from the national authorities.

Olympiada is a village located just a few hundred meters away from the archaeological site of Stagira, the birthplace of the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle.

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