Rivers of mud run through the towns and villages of Crete, destroying hundreds of homes

Rivers of mud flooded hundreds of homes in the towns and villages of Crete. Workers climbed onto the roof following a torrential downpour on a Greek island.

  • Schools have been closed due to heavy flooding on a Greek island
  • Cars, homes and businesses were destroyed by the rising rains
  • This is the third time in a month that floods have hit the region in anticipation of more rains

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Hundreds of homes have been flooded following a torrential downpour on a Greek island. The mud rivers in Crete overflowed and the cars overflowed.

Schools were closed in small towns and villages east of the capital, Iraklio, and homes were ordered to stay indoors.

The scenes showed that the cars were mostly submerged in water and the storefronts and houses were blocked due to rising rainwater.

Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in at least 100 places, with mudslides and flooding in Crete.

Flooding emerges from a building during heavy rains in the village of Gornus

Flooding emerges from a building during heavy rains in the village of Gornus

Debris and damaged cars can be seen on the flooded coastal road.

Debris and damaged cars can be seen on the flooded coastal road.

Schools have been closed due to the torrential downpour that destroyed several buildings, and staff have been instructed to stay indoors

Schools have been closed and many have been ordered to stay indoors in the wake of the torrential downpour that destroyed several buildings

An area in Crete seeks to clear rocks and mud around parked cars following the devastating floods on the Greek island.

An area in Crete seeks to clear rocks and mud around parked cars following the devastating floods on the Greek island.

In the worst-affected areas, some residents sought refuge on the roofs of houses as muddy water and cars and debris dragged down cities.

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This is the third time in a month that the area has been flooded. Heavy rain is expected to continue until Thursday.

No injuries were reported, but local government officials said the island’s road network had been damaged and many had been closed nationwide since Saturday, with homes and businesses closed.

Floods and settlements in the northern city of Hernizos, a summer tourist destination.

This is the third flood in a month

Heavy rain is expected to continue until Thursday

This is the third flood in a month. Heavy rain is expected to continue until Thursday

Locals and firefighters stand near the threat of flooding destroying everything on the tourist island's path

Locals and firefighters stand near the threat of flooding destroying everything on the tourist island’s path

A local man removes sludge and debris from his balcony following the deposition of sludge from rivers flowing into towns and villages.

A local man removes sludge and debris from his balcony following the deposition of sludge from rivers flowing into towns and villages.

No injuries were reported, but local government officials said the floodwaters damaged the island's road network.

No injuries were reported, but local government officials said the floodwaters damaged the island’s road network.

“Constant, large amounts of water have turned the streets into rivers since last night … Unfortunately, the damage is incalculable,” Cassow, governor of Crete, told Greek state television.

The fire brigade said it had received 230 calls to evacuate rainwater from homes and evacuate people trapped in the floodwaters.

On October 20, a storm breaks through Heraklion, the largest city in Crete.

The fire brigade said it had received 230 calls to evacuate rainwater from homes and evacuate people trapped in the floodwaters.

The fire brigade said it had received 230 calls to evacuate rainwater from homes and evacuate people trapped in the floodwaters.

Homes, cars and businesses were destroyed, and many were closed nationwide as of Saturday.

Homes, cars and businesses were destroyed, and many were closed nationwide as of Saturday.

A local was standing inside the damaged house, where tables and kitchen utensils were submerged in the floodwaters inside his property.

A local is standing inside the damaged house, where tables and kitchen utensils were destroyed in the flood inside his property.

A woman reacts with shock and fear about the destruction of the island, with debris, mud and debris strewn across the roads

A woman reacts with shock and fear about the destruction of the island, with debris, mud and debris strewn across the roads

In the northern city of Hersonissos, a popular summer tourist resort, the floodwaters flooded homes and stores, and cars swept across the island.

In the northern city of Hersonissos, a popular summer tourist resort, the floodwaters flooded homes and stores, and cars swept across the island.

In the northern city of Hersonissos, a popular summer tourist resort, the floodwaters flooded homes and stores, and cars swept across the island.

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