Three weeks after fires swept through Evia, local heavy rains have caused floods.

Local authorities said a police officer has died during the flash floods, dozens of homes and businesses have been flooded, several main roads have been cut off and a bridge has been destroyed following heavy overnight rain.

A state of emergency was declared in the muncipalities of Kirea, Messapia, Dirfy, Amarinthia, Halkida, Avlida, Anthidona, Lilantio, Eretria, Tamyma, Dysti, Avlona, Konistro and Kymi.

Fire department and State emergency teams have been sent in to provide assistance to the flood-stricken, assisted by a team of frogmen with seven life boats in the Lilantio region.