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Under water in Greece

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 00:37

Torrential rains in Athens turns streets into rivers, uproots trees and floods houses and stores wreaking havoc in the Greek capital. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: A fierce storm wreaked havoc in Athens on Friday as it uprooted trees, swept cars and flooded basements and streets. The torrential downpour in Greece's capital turned streets into rivers trapping commuters in their vehicles and overturning parked cars. In some districts, cars were seen stacked one on top of another as the deluge swept them away. Many desperate Athenians saw their properties flooded with dirty waters and in some cases had to climb on furniture to save themselves. The fire brigade dispatched more than 150 firefighters and 70 fire engines to rescue trapped drivers and pump water from flooded basements. The service said it had received more than 500 emergency calls. There were no reports of injuries. The National Weather Service said storms were expected to continue through Saturday.

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Under water in Greece

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 00:37

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