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ATHENS (Reuters) - One man died and another was missing Sunday, after storms washed away roads and flooded homes and farms across Greece, officials said.
The body of a 41-year-old man was recovered by the coast guard near the central Greek city of Volos. He drowned after strong winds overturned his vessel, the coast guard said.
Another man was missing after his car was swept away by a river in the hardest-hit region of Pieria, about 400 km (240 miles) north of the capital Athens.
Fire fighters rescued 10 people trapped in their homes in northern and central Greece. Dozens of animals drowned, as farms and crops were damaged by the heavy rains.
"We've received more than 250 calls about floods over the weekend," said a fire brigade official who declined to be named.
The national road between Athens and the Peloponnese was blocked due to mudslides, police said.
The National Weather Service (EMY) said storms were expected to continue through the night and Monday.
In August, wildfires tore through Athens suburbs, destroying thousands of hectares of forest and forcing thousands to flee their homes. The fires hurt support for the conservative government, which lost to the Socialists in elections earlier this month.
(Reporting by Renee Maltezou; editing by Michael Roddy)

Reuters