Israeli tourists trapped in the massive flooding in Greece are pleading for help.
Michal Shalem, who is traveling on the Pelion peninsula in eastern Greece, tells Channel 12 that her family is trapped without electricity and can’t travel because roads have washed away.
“We hoped that the rains would subside and we could begin moving toward Athens, but this morning another massive storm hit,” she says.
Shalem said they were running out of food and stores were closed.
“The Foreign Ministry told us to ask our neighbors for food,” she says.
Noam Cohen tells Channel 12 that her family, also vacationing in Pelion, managed to get to the nearby city of Volos, but is now trapped in a hotel.
“We don’t have anywhere to buy bread or water or winter clothes. When will this end?” she says.
Greek emergency services say they are trying to rescue potentially dozens of people from villages in a central region that has seen more rain in 24 hours than it normally sees in a year.
Fierce storms battered Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria earlier this week, following a period of extreme heat and devastating wildfires.
AFP contributed to this report