Flash Floods hit Kalamata, Greece in the early hours

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Flood in Kalamata
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Torrential style rain fell at 4am early Wednesday morning while residents slept. About 7 communities have been affected due to the floods. Cars have been washed out to sea, several farm animals have drowned, it is complete chaos. The death toll as far in the southwest Peloponnese has risen to four.  Among the victims was a 62-year-old woman who was unable to leave her home in time in the village of Pidima, which is near Kalamata, an 80-year-old man who died in the village of Thouria, and a body of an unidentified man was discovered by firefighters in the area of Vlachioti in Laconia, but the death toll is expected to rise.

Dozens of vehicles, homes and farms have been severely damaged.  There is even a report stating that about 80 students are trapped in the building of the local technical college, while many more residents are trapped in their homes. The mayor is asking that the area be declared a state of emergency.

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Kalamata Flooding 2016-09-07
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