Floods from heavy rain in Nicosia causes concerns

Heavy rainfall in Nicosia yesterday caused many problems on roads and households in Nicosia, a chain of events which caught the capital by surprise and raises concerns on future incidents.

Midday in Nicosia on Thursday heavy rainfall began to surge its way into the capital and straight away the problems began to loom its way back to citizens who live in the capital, roads became water-streams and private properties were damaged and all that because of a couple of hours of rain.

 

By 6pm the Fire Department had received 150 calls for assistance. Most related to assisting stranded cars, unclogging sewerage drains, and pumping water out of homes.

According to the weather forecast rain will continue to fall throughout the island today and temperatures are expected to drop even more going into the weekend.