An aged couple and an 8-month-old child have been discovered useless and dozens have been trapped of their houses and automobiles as a storm hits the island of Evia in central Greece, police mentioned Sunday.
Police say the couple, 86 and 85 years outdated, had been discovered unconscious of their flooded house Sunday morning, within the seaside village of Politika, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of the capital Athens. The infant was present in a floor ground condo in the identical village. The native mayor reportedly mentioned that the infant and its household weren’t native residents and had been on vacation there.
Many residents have climbed to the rooftops of their houses and the hearth service has despatched a rescue helicopter to the realm.
Heavy rain began falling at about midnight Saturday and firefighters responded to over 50 fires attributable to lightning. The fireplace service mentioned it was additionally referred to as to rescue dozens of individuals and assist many others drain flooded houses.
Many native roads are impassable, police mentioned. The storm is anticipated to move early afternoon.