Athens is cleaning up after its worst deluge in more than half a century, Reuters reports, with up to 34 gallons of rainfall per square yard falling in some areas. The city got as much rainfall in six hours as it usually sees in the entire month of February, according to the New York Times.
One woman died and at least 90 commuters were stranded in their cars. Rescue teams received more than 900 calls from people in flooded homes.
"All of you battling a snow storm in the midwest ... You haven't seen anything until you've seen an Athens flood," an American student in Athens tweeted.
Athens Flood twitter.com/TRIBUNA_SHQIP/…
— GAZETA TRIBUNA (@TRIBUNA_SHQIP) February 22, 2013
— Joanna P. (@Inflammatory_) February 22, 2013