“Great torrents of water gushed over us”
“Biblical catastrophe”. Popular resort hit by flooding, tourists blocked
A powerful storm hit the Greek island of Crete, causing to the flood.
Crete is a popular resort in the south of the Aegean Sea. Tourists come here not only for luxurious beaches and warm sea, but also for historical sights. There are many ruins of the ancient Cretan-Mycenaean civilization. For example, the remains of the famous labyrinth of the Minotaur.
During the weekend, a downpour hit the northern coast of the island. In the capital of Crete, Heraklion, the water rose above the cars and literally demolished the cars. At least one death is known. This is a 50-year-old man from the city of Agia Pelagia. He was run over by a car and swept away.
“Yes, it's a biblical fatal disaster. We could not somehow prepare in a special way for the impact of the elements. The weather quickly changed, and huge streams of water rushed at us, », — said the periarch (head of the region) of Crete, Stavros Arnautakis.
Tourists have also suffered. In the city of Sitia, a group of 8 vacationers was blocked in the local archaeological museum. The guard did not let them go outside, which may have saved their lives. People sat in the building for several hours, but remained intact.
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