“State of Emergency” has been declared for Thassos island and Olympiada in Halkidiki after torrential rainfalls hi northern Greece in the last 36 hours.
Locals were trapped in their homes and could only be evacuated and brought to safety with the help of the Fire Service. Two families were forced to abandon their homes as the water flooded them and its height was dangerously increasing.
The Greek Army has deployed digging vehicles to assist local authorities. Several areas are without electricity as the waters damaged power columns.