The fire service has recalled staff to deal with emergencies from the heavy showers, as early this morning saw dozens of calls being made by drivers trapped on flooded roads, with crews also pumping water out of homes and businesses, as well as opening up rainwater gutters that were blocked by falling leaves and garbage.
According to Philenews, the brunt of the storms occurred around four this morning in the Famagusta district and around an hour later, dozens of people were seeking urgent assistance, mostly drivers in the Paralimni-Protaras areas trapped on main roads.
The Protaras Avenue-Cape Greco remained closed from the Kapparis area to Pernera due to flooding. The Saint Panteleimon to Kammitsi lights road is also closed.
Beyond the weather emergency this morning, more than 20 distress calls were received over the past 24 hours, including four fire incidents, one of them destroying five military jeeps at at Limassol camp.
The fire service responded with crews on three vehicles and are currently investigating the cause of the blaze in cooperation with police and National Guard authorities.
Meanwhile, in Pafos, a fire broke out just after two this morning at a garage in the district’s industrial zone, affecting six cars, three with extensive damage.
One individual was also freed from their car following a vehicle collision in Limassol last night. They were rushed to the Limassol General with serious injuries.