Serious Flooding after Heavy Rain in Athens

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heavy rain Marousi

Following the disastrous wildfires in the Attica region, on Thursday, Athens experienced serious flooding as heavy rain inundated the northeastern suburbs of the city, particularly in Marousi and Kifissia.

According to the fire brigade, they have received 140 calls for help and to pump out flood water from the two areas and in the suburbs of Vrilissia, Melissia and Penteli.

Most of the calls came from drivers trapped in vehicles in Marousi and Kifissia, while police said that some roads have closed in Kifissia and Nea Erithrea due to the floods, specifically the Erymanthou bridge in Kifissia and the Athens-Lamia national highway service road near the Vassilopoulos supermarket in Nea Erithrea.