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Athens under water after several hours of rainfall!!! Italy too!!! More to come!!!
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 33389306:MV8yMTQ4MjY4XzM2MzAxNTEwXzFDNTI1RUYx] [quote:T-Man:MV8yMTQ4MjY4XzM2MzAxMTkzXzRBOEIyRDlG] [quote:Anonymous Coward 30317398:MV8yMTQ4MjY4XzM2Mjk2MzMzX0U4N0I5ODE2] [quote:insertfunnyusername:MV8yMTQ4MjY4XzM2Mjk2MjgwXzkzNDQ3QTUw] [quote:Anonymous Coward 30317398:MV8yMTQ4MjY4XzM2Mjk2MjQ2X0Q2OTI5MDY5] "The rain was so strong that by Friday morning, in many areas of Attica in rainfall [b][color=red]reached 75 mm[/color][/b]. " Whaaaaat?? 75 millimetres? And that was the strongest since 1961? You really don't know what RAIN means!!! I live in a sunny part of Brazil, but when it rains, IT RAINS!! :shark: [/quote] Hehe, if we had more than this, people would probably die in the flood or something, there is no adequate infrastructure to cope with more than this, especially in Athens. [/quote] Wow, our infrastructure is not good too... It's very fun when we have a 110 millimetres rainfall here, usually in March or April, and some cars start to float around! But you know... Brazilians know how to enjoy and get the best from all situations, so this is how we deal with floods: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-a_tQMDTXGMI/TXv7pkx1EzI/AAAAAAAAAH8/HEfv1yJ_sdw/s1600/pobre5.png http://avi.alkalay.net/articlefiles/2010/12/image-7.jpg Why get stressed?? :banana2: [/quote] yea and as a result to that. our people need to actually go to work. so they cant just go about their day while this is happening. also they dont live in cabins. theres a huge financial damage occuring here you know. i understand you get more rain then this but you dont seem to understand that this is a totaly different society [/quote] They're in a place with consistent nice warm weather (some would say hot) and, well, drainage. You happen to live in a cold place that is largely below sea level. You can't afford to be relaxed about it. They can. I live near NYC, we've got the drainage but not the warm weather. I'm fairly jealous of people with a climate like Brazil. [/quote]
The floods caused chaos in Athens on Friday morning
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State of emergency after Greek floods Watch
One dead in Greece flash floods Watch
Several hours of heavy rain and a thunderstorm in the Greek capital Athens have flooded roads and homes, caused traffic jams and disrupted the train and tram network, officials say.
The deluge inundated basements and forced authorities to close underpasses and a central subway station.
The fire department said it had received at least 600 calls to drain water from houses and businesses.
Many of the city's streets remain ankle-deep in water.
"It was one of the worst thunderstorms we have ever had in the greater Athens area [since 1961]," fire department chief Sotiris Georgakopoulos told NET state television.
At one point the rainfall was so intense that parked cars were swept away by racing waters.
"There are cars immobilised on several Athens highways and we have dispatched tow trucks to clear the roads," senior traffic police officer Dimitris Papanagiotou told NET.
Fire chiefs say that they have about 60 crews tackling the floods which they expect to recede throughout Friday.
No injuries have been reported.
link to www.bbc.co.uk
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