Athens’ northern suburbs were hard hit by a severe storm which caused extensive problems on the roads with fallen trees, disrupted ferries and caused power outages in some areas, media reported Sunday.

The fire department’s operational center received more than 100 calls on Saturday night and Sunday morning, mostly in relation to fallen trees and people trapped in elevators by power cuts.

According to the fire department, the worst-affected areas were Agia Paraskevi, Psychiko and Chalandri, with Filothei, Pefki, Lykovrysi and Marousi close behind.

Ferries are expected to resume operation after 5pm Sunday.

The emergency bulletin from the National Meteorological Service said these conditions are expected to continue into Sunday evening, with heavy rain, storms, and southwesterly winds reaching 7 to 8 on the Beaufort scale.

Heavy rains and storms will also continue until late evening in the Ionian Islands, Epirus,  western Sterea Ellada and, possibly, the western and southern Peloponnese.

The phenomena are expected to gradually subside Sunday evening.