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20 October, 2019
 
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Towns pounded by severe weather

Sunday storms cause serious flooding and damages in Larnaca, Limassol, Paphos

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Emergency crews were called to respond to dozens of flooding incidents on Sunday, following heavy rain, tornadoes, and uprooted trees caused by severe weather.

Heavy rain started in Larnaca around 12 noon and lasted for two hours, while police and fire fighters were receiving a high volume of calls for help, mainly pumping out water from residences and basements.

A number of roads were shut down due to serious flooding while drivers were trapped in their vehicles, with some of them having to be towed according to media reports.

In Limassol, a father and son who had gone fishing were spotted by emergency rescuers in the Agios Tychonas area. A post on social media, posted by lifeguards, said a 45-year-old man and his 13-year-old child had to be rescued after their inflatable boat failed and the boy had swimming difficulties.

In Paphos, trees were uprooted in at least four separate incidents while a vehicle belonging to RIK News was said to have been damaged by a fallen tree.

Rain showers with isolated thunderstorms are also expected around midday on Monday with low chances of hail in the afternoon.

 

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