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Heavy rain causes damages and havoc but also benefits dams’ water intake

Heavy rain that lashed down at the island over the weekend had the fire department and police responded to dozens of calls for assistance on the roads and at flooded premises.

But despite the damage it caused the heavy rain is also a blessing in disguise since the island’s dams have benefitted to the max, Philenews reported on Monday.

Larnaca and Famagusta districts took the brunt while in high-altitude areas the rain, snow and cold sparked minor inconvenience – mainly on the road network.

In Larnaca, the areas of Kiti, Dromolaxia and Meneou were particularly affected by the heavy rain.

Due to the accumulation of a large amount of water on the road surface, part of the Archbishop Makarios Avenue in Meneou was closed for some hours. Along with the road under the level crossing near the Panorio centre in Dromolaxia and the Larnaca Airport roundabout.

In the municipality of Dromolaxia-Meneou both a number of houses and some roads were flooded.

On Monday, the Met office has again issued a yellow warning – valid till 5pm.

For the next 24 hours the Met forecast extended bouts of rain, coupled with heavy thunderstorms in some areas.

And in the Troodos mountains, meanwhile, visibility was close to zero due to thick fog, with authorities advising motorists to be extra careful due to the slippery roads.

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