Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Overstromingen Griekenland.. ( meerdere media)

Flooding in Greece

A collapsed road in the northern Greek village of Mouzakei.

Almost a week of heavy rain in northern Greece has caused flooding and landslides, damaging homes and isolating villages.

At least two villages were cut off, after roads and electricity pylons were swept away by flood waters.

There are fears that the city of Ioannina, near the Pindus Mountains in northwest Greece, could also be threatened by landslides.

Heavy rain is forecast to continue throughout the rest of this week. The unusually southerly position of the jet stream may have contributed to the very wet weather in this part of Europe.

BBC meteorologists say November is one of the wettest months of the year in Greece.