People in CRETE trapped in Floods as Torrential Rains strikes the Greek Island (Video)
A big operation is underway to evacuate a family trapped in the floods in Pilalimata by Sitia in the Prefecture of Lasithi on the Greek Island of Crete.
Four children, two elderly and a woman have escaped on the roof top after the water level reached a dangerous height of 3 meters.
In the 3rd bad weather front striking the island of Crete in less than two months, this time is mostly central and east Crete suffering under the volume of rain water.
Torrential rains started on Friday night with the effects that streets turned into rivers, homes and businesses flooded, landslides occurred and the traffic network collapsed.Tones of water, landslides, rubble from the mountain blocked roads in Viannos Municipality on Saturday morning with authorities to warn motorists and pedestrians, Municipality teams are working non-stop to clean the roads.
By Ierapetra, the river under the historical bridge of Myrtos has flooded and locals fear that the bridge built in 1924 may crash into pieces. According to locals, repairs conducted two years ago have been already damaged.