At least 14 dead in Greece due to Mediterranean storm, downpour to continue

Published on : Thursday, November 16, 2017

grThe outskirts of Athens have been severely hit by the slow-moving storm in Mediterranean Sea killing around 14 people so far, it is expected that there will be additional rounds of rain to Greece during the weekend.


The number is expected to rise if the flooding continues across the region.



The downpours has already caused flooding and mudslides since Tuesday,  a major section of major highway was washed out near Athens and the flooding swamped homes and businesses.


Earlier, this week it the Greek island of Symi faced devastating floods by the same storm system, it resulted in a state of emergency in the popular tourist location.



Conditions will turn more severe across Greece in the days to come as the slow-moving storm over the Mediterranean Sea will continue to downpour.



There might be high risk of additional flooding and mudslides as there are threat for downpours over the same area that has already been hit by the floods. Chances are high that there might be severe travel disruptions.



Areas from Thessaloniki south and west will be highly prone to daily downpours and flooding. There was an average rainfall of 50-1oo mm(2-4 inches) over these areas through Saturday while local amounts may exceed 200 mm(8 inches).



It is likely that the conditions will improve on Sunday as the storm tracks into western Turkey.


Eastern Greece may face isolated downpours, conditions in the western Greece may improve where the greatest rainfall is expected.


There might be localized flooding as a separate storm will be threatening Greece with additional rainfall during late Sunday into Monday.

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