Floods on Greek Island of Rhodes Kill at Least two [update]



    Floods on Greek Island of RhodesTwo women have died on the Greek tourist island of Rhodes and 2 men are missing after heavy rainfall hit the area.

    A 27-year-old woman’s body was found in the sea on Saturday near the town of Kremasti, one of the areas hardest hit by the intense three-hour downpour, a fire department spokeswoman said.

    Yesterday, rescue crews had recovered the body of a 40-year-old woman from a river bank.

    ‘”A Super Puma helicopter with a 10-man specialized rescue team and dogs has been sent to Rhodes to assist the search,” the spokeswoman said. Parts of the island have been declared as being in a state of emergency.

    Many areas on the island are currently without electricity due to lightning shutting down many lines, while a number of basements of houses and stores have been flooded.

    Due to bad weather, the fire department has received 130 calls for assistance and water pumping and said it rescued another 20 people trapped in their homes or cars. Within just a few weeks Rhodes has once again been hit by storms.

    After about three hours of heavy rain in the early evening, weather conditions improved late on Friday.


    3 COMMENTS

    1. I spent a summer in Rhodes a nightmarish experience. I have never gone back. and my hate for Greece stems from that experience

    2. Unfortunately Greece is no longer the country it once was. Apart from the recent financial crisis, decades of the cheapening of local traditions by the influx of dumb twat tourists (not their fault, but Greece’s for making it so easy for them). In the 1950’s Greece chose the easy money, tourism, instead of investing in education and industry. So you didn’t like Rhodes? That’s a vision of the future for the UK and US too – theme parks for wealthy Chinese and Russian tourists because UK and US failed their populations stay in real jobs manufacturing.

    3. You hate Greece, yet you felt the need to reply and are obviously
      following Greek news on a Greek blog! What does this say about a person
      who admits his hate towards a country at a time when its people are mourning? It tells me they are the root of the problem and not the other way around.