Hundreds of homes have been flooded and cars have been swept away by raging rivers of mud in Crete, after torrential rain hit the island on Tuesday.
Authorities said the worst damage occurred east of the capital, Heraklion, in small towns and villages. Schools were closed and residents were advised to stay indoors.
Some residents also sought refuge on the roofs of their homes as muddy water swept through towns, dragging cars and debris.
Heavy rainfall is expected to continue until Thursday.
No injuries have been reported as of this time. However, authorities note that the island’s road network had been damaged, along with homes and businesses.
“Since last night and until today, incessant, huge amounts of water have turned the streets into rivers… and unfortunately, the damage is inestimable,” Civil protection governor for Crete, Tassos Kouroupakis said.
A fire brigade official said they have received 230 calls to pump out rainwater from homes and help people trapped in the floods move to safety.
*Images taken in Mália and Hersonissos