State of emergency on NE island of Samothrace after heavy rainfall, flooding

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 10:36

The northeast Aegean island of Samothrace was declared in state of emergency late Tuesday after torrential rains hit the island, causing widespread flooding and related property damage.

Vehicles were swept away by flash floods, while several buildings were flooded on the mountainous isle.

Emergency crews were being ferried to the island, as municipal services, schools and a clinic were closed. Telecoms and most electricity connections were functioning, reports stated.


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