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Flooded roads in Larnaca reopened, rains abate (Updated)

Limassol was also hit somewhat (CNA)

All roads in Larnaca and Paphos that were closed due to flooding after torrential rains and strong winds were reopened around 5pm, police said.

According to police, the heavy rainfall in Larnaca lasted from 12 noon to 2 pm. Dozens of calls were received by the fire brigade after downpours caused flooding in some areas.

Larnaca, Photo: Kitas weather

The fire service said earlier in the day that 11 crews were working the city and district to pump water from flooded areas and to tow cars. Deputy Spokesman Andreas Christofi said all off-duty personnel had been called in to respond.

Police and civil defence were also on hand to address the situation, he said. Most of the flood-related incidents were reported in Oroklini and the Kamares area, Christofi said.

According to Kitas Weather strong winds had also caused mayhem.

Police closed a number of roads for several hours.

Parts of Paphos also experienced heavy rain and flooding and one tree fell on a car.

The fire service was called to deal with three other incidents but no other serious damage was reported.

Police had also warned of rockslides in Paphos.

 


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