Heraklion’s Nikos Kazantzakis Airport has closed until at least 3 PM because of horrendous weather and flooding due to sweeping rainstorms over Crete.
Heavy flooding due to torrential rains have damaged roads, flooded hundreds of homes, and swept cars into the sea on Crete Island.
According to the National Observatory in Athens, Crete’s weather is set to change dramatically this evening, March 3, 2020.
The National Observatory in Athens is warning of severe weather for much of Greece beginning today with high winds offshore.
The Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS) has a severe thunderstorm warning in effect for western Crete this morning.
The storm damage to roads, buildings, and the local infrastructure of Crete will exceed €100 million euro, according to the region’s Governor
Stavros Arnaoutaki .
Crete region has been inundated with heavy rainfall, high seas, and winds for the last few weeks. This past weekend the “Oceanis” cold wave brought thick snowfall to western Crete, and torrents of hale to parts of southern and central Rethymno and Heraklion prefectures.