June 2, 1953, huge floods hit Greece

On June 2, 1953, huge floods hit areas of Serres causing extensive damage. The floods affected all of Greece, from the Evros to the Peloponnese. In Serres, the torrential waters of the torrents carried large amounts of mud, covering large areas and destroying crops, infrastructure and homes. These floods were one of the most serious natural disasters in the region, underscoring the region's vulnerability to extreme weather events and the need for effective flood control measures.