The rain that Storm Daniel has delivered to components of Greece is unending.
For these caught within the downpour, which has been torrential in locations, the phrase used over and over is “biblical”.
The rain comes after weeks of wildfires destroyed enormous areas of the nation.
We travelled by central Greece to the worst affected areas and located cities and villages reduce off by the rising floodwater.
Many of the roads had been abandoned as folks heeded authorities warnings to remain inside.
As we drove we noticed that swathes of the countryside had been slowly turning into inland seas because the rain continued to fall.
The deluge is unprecedented. And it’s inflicting chaos throughout the nation.
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Many properties that we noticed as we ventured into the attention of the storm have been inundated.
Like many right here, Pavlos Christodouglou is combating a shedding battle towards nature.
He cannot pump the water out of his dwelling quick sufficient.
And because the rain beat down he advised me he’d by no means seen something like this earlier than.
“There’s been more rain in 12 hours than in the last two years,” he mentioned.
In Volos, it’s a related image. The authorities say the horrible situations are one other signal of a deteriorating local weather disaster.
On the island of Skiathos, a spot usually of tranquil magnificence and calm presently of yr, holidaymakers have been caught – reduce off from the mainland with flights and ferries cancelled.
The hope is that the rain will ease within the subsequent 24 hours however for now a state of emergency stays in lots of locations.