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Downpours hit the Croatian island of Krk. Streets under water, cars flooded up to the windows. Firefighters' interventions

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Heavy rainfall hit the Croatian island of Krk in the Adriatic Sea. Houses, cars and basements were flooded there. The streets turned into raging torrents. The firefighters had their hands full.

Heavy rainfall hit Krk, the largest island in Croatia, on the night from Thursday to Friday. Residential and service buildings were flooded. Firefighters carried out at least 24 interventions. – The activities mainly consisted of pumping water from flooded houses and basements – said Goran Grubišić, commander of the local fire brigade. He added that fortunately no one was injured.

– On Thursday, around 11 p.m., it started to rain. It rained like that for about 2.5 hours. As a result of the downpour, the basement of the restaurant was flooded and it is currently impossible to go down to it, said the owner of the flooded premises in Krk. – What is the damage? We don't know yet, we need to clean it up first, he added.

Downpours on Krk

The downpours most affected the town of Kimpi near the city of Krk. The cars there were flooded up to the windows. People saved animals by pulling them from the water.

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According to the Croatian weather service, about 168 liters of rain per square meter fell on the island from midnight to Friday morning.



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