Greek authorities have declared a state of emergency on the tiny Aegean Sea island of Symi in the Eastern Aegean after a torrential rainfall flooded homes and shops, swept vehicles into the sea and cut power to the island.
Monday’s storm turned streets into rivers of mud, inundated the local power station and cut the electricity supply for hours.
About a dozen cars were swept into the island’s main harbor.
The coast guard brought firefighters with water pumping equipment to Symi from the nearby island of Rhodes, while the military sent 19 soldiers with earth-moving equipment and a generator to help cleanup efforts.
No deaths have been reported but there are unconfirmed reports of one man missing.
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