June 16th, 2019

Flash flooding causes havoc in Cyprus

Heavy downpours caused extensive flooding across areas in the capital Nicosia yesterday, with five vehicles being engulfed by water and carried away by the currents with police resuming their search for one car that was swept away in the SOPAZ area last night.

It is not known if there is anyone in the missing car, which is now the focus of an extensive police search which began at first light this morning.Four other vehicles were swept away by the water, with emergency services managing to rescue two women and children.

The districts of Strovolos, Acropolis and Dasoupoli bared the brunt of the storms, where fire department officials were called to dozens of homes to help pump flood water from basements.

Source: Famagusta Gazette