The predicted rains arrived finally with a downpour between 05:30 and 07:00. Once the heavy rain moved on, strong northeasterly winds picked up again. Yesterday many locals spent some time setting up flood deterrent strategies in the hopes of diverting a possible surge.
The mayor has wisely ask folks not to park cars on the road over the old riverbed from Agios Riganaki to the port, the scene of much destruction in September 2015. The Mayor also has heavy construction machinery in place around the island to keep the natural water channels from the mountains clear to the sea. He has also asked that people do not traipse about (in cars) unnecessarily. Good luck with that one.
Though the heavy overnight rain has subsided for now, more is expected throughout the day.