VIDEO: Extensive flooding due to heavy rain in northeast Athens suburbs

Hard upon the disastrous fires, the Attica region on Thursday also experienced serious flooding as heavy rain inundated the northeastern suburbs of Athens, especially 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.

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