Storm Elias has wreaked havoc in parts of Greece, causing widespread flooding. The storm brought heavy rainfalls, leading to a surge in river levels and subsequent flooding.
The village of Rovies, located on the northwest coast of the island, was particularly hard hit. More than 40 homes have been flooded as a result of the river flowing through the settlement bursting its banks. Rescue teams are actively working to evacuate individuals who are stranded in these inundated areas, with some reportedly trapped in their residences.
The storm has also impacted Halkida, Evia’s capital. Since 4 a.m., there has been a significant volume of water pouring into the city. The fire department has been actively involved in pumping water from flooded basements.