In October 2022, Crete, the largest island of Greece was hit by destructive floods.[1] The floods were triggered by a large thunderstorm and heavy rains.[2] Two fatalities were reported along with 150 millimetres (5.9 in) of rain falling within less 12 hours.[3]

2022 Greek floods
DateOctober 2022
Non-fatal injuriesunknown

The seaside resort of Agia Pelagia was most heavily effected.

Response edit

On 15 October, flash floods hit the north coast of Crete.[4] Extensive damage was reported in many seaside areas.[5] Settlements affected included Agia Pelagia, Lygaria, Chania and Lasithi.[6]

On 16 October, a government taskforce arrived on scene.[7]

References edit

  1. ^ "Greece floods: 'The disaster is biblical'". BBC News. Retrieved 16 October 2022.
  2. ^ "One dead and two missing after Greek island of Crete hit by flash flooding". the Guardian. Agence France-Presse. 15 October 2022. Retrieved 16 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Second person found dead after flash flooding in Crete". the Guardian. 16 October 2022. Retrieved 16 October 2022.
  4. ^ "One dead in flash floods on the Greek island of Crete". Reuters. 15 October 2022. Retrieved 16 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Severe flash floods hit Greek island of Crete, killing at least two". euronews. 16 October 2022. Retrieved 16 October 2022.
  6. ^ Simmons, Jonita (15 October 2022). "Flash Floods Destroy Villages on Crete; One Dead". Retrieved 16 October 2022.
  7. ^ Mazonakis, Stella (17 October 2022). "Greek Government Task Force Visits Crete After Deadly Floods; Man Dies Trapped In Car". Retrieved 16 October 2022.