A woman tries to get out of her car in Athens as floodwaters rush past (22 February)
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Woman rescued from Athens floods

22 February 2013 Last updated at 15:02 GMT

Several hours of heavy rain and a thunderstorm in the Greek capital Athens have flooded roads and homes, caused traffic jams and disrupted the train and tram network, officials say.

No injuries have been reported, despite the deluge sweeping away cars and leaving one woman in the suburb of Halandri stranded waist-deep.

Rebecca Donovan reports.