Building permits destroyed by flooding at Aghia Paraskevi town planning office

All building permits issued by the Aghia Paraskevi town planning office in northeastern Athens in the last eight years were destroyed in flooding last week, Skai reported on Monday.

Authorities said that the water level reached 1.5 meters in the basement where the files were kept after heavy rain on Friday.

Athens saw its heaviest rain for more than 50 years on Friday morning, causing flooding in various parts of the capital.

Building permits issued more than eight years ago by the Aghia Paraskevi office have been transferred to a warehouse in Aspropyrgos, west of Athens.