After devastating forest fires, Greece was hit by heavy rains. Storm “Daniel” causes landslides and vehicles are blown away. Turkey is also hit hard by the rains
We deplore victims
At least five people have been killed in torrential rain and flooding in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria, including two people swept away by floodwaters that swept through a campsite in the northwestern province of Turkey.
Turkish Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said on Tuesday that four more people were still missing after flash floods swept through the holiday resort in Kirklareli province, near the borders with Bulgaria and Greece, where a dozen vacationers were staying at the time.
“Search and rescue efforts for the four missing people continue uninterrupted,” Ali Yerlikaya said on Twitter (X).
Istanbul under water
In Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, heavy rain flooded streets and homes in at least two neighborhoods, closing some metro stations and trapping people in a library, Turkish daily Cumhuriyet reported.
Istanbul Governor Davut Gul said on social media that authorities would provide accommodation in public facilities to those affected by the floods.
Turkey’s disaster agency AFAD predicted more rainstorms in the west and southwest of the country and warned of dangers from flash floods, lightning and strong winds .
Greece was also hit by Storm Daniel
Greece is also being hit by a new wave of extreme weather after weeks of drought, wildfires and intense heat. In just a few hours, some parts of the country received more than 60 cm of rain.
Storm Daniel causes widespread flooding
In Zagora, there was “breathtaking” rain on Tuesday in just 10 hours, published Nahel Belgherze, scientific researcher, on social networks.
“A further 300 to 500 mm, or locally 600 mm, of rain could fall by Thursday,” he said. “A historic flood is underway!”
In Greece, police banned traffic in the town of Volos, the neighboring mountainous region of Pelion and the resort island of Skiathos as record rainfall caused at least one death