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A thunderstorm opened a huge hole in the centre of Athens

12 November 2013 / 11:11:23  GRReporter
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The strong thunderstorm, which raged through the sky over much of Greece for more than 10 hours, opened a 40-metre hole in the central Filis street in Athens. The street has been closed since Monday evening.
    The fire service in Athens alone received more than 250 calls about floods and cars stranded in the rain that poured down during the night and the large amounts of water on the lanes interrupted the traffic in many streets. Many subways along Syngrou Avenue were also flooded.
    Civil defence volunteers from the island of Astypalea were able to take a photo of a tornado over the island (in the picture). The fire service in Kalamata received more than 20 calls about flooded premises. Drivers say the storm caused chaos in the streets in the city of Patras too. A fork of lightning made a one-metre hole in the Chrisovitsi - Stemnitsa road in the mountainous part of the region of Arcadia in the Peloponnese, which is still closed.

    According to the Greek weather service, the bad weather will continue today, with rain and thunder. The wind will reach 6 on the Beaufort scale and the maximum temperatures will be in the range of 17-19 degrees.

Tags: ThunderstormBad weatherClosed streetsFloodsFire departmentHuge hole
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