ATHENS, Greece — The Latest on the deadly floods in Greece (all times local):

5:35 p.m.

Greece’s fire service says rescue teams have recovered the body of a man who was reported missing after flash floods inundated the outskirts of Athens, bringing the death toll from the flooding to 16.

The man’s body was found Thursday afternoon in the basement of a home in Nea Peramos, a coastal area west of Athens. Rescue crews are continuing to search for another four people reported missing.

The flash floods devastated the western fringes of the Greek capital on Wednesday, turning streets into torrents of mud and debris that swept away cars, collapsed walls and submerged parts of a major highway.

Twelve people are still hospitalized, including an elderly woman in intensive care.

Most of the deaths occurred in the Mandra area, near Nea Peramos.


3:05 p.m.

Health authorities in Greece say the number of people who died in flash floods on the western outskirts of Athens stands at 15, while a dozen of the initially 23 injured people remain hospitalized.

The National Health Operations Center says that one of those hospitalized was in serious condition in an intensive care unit, while the remaining 11 weren’t considered to be in a life-threatening condition.

Greece’s health ministry said 15 fatalities — five women and 10 men — had been transported to a local hospital during Wednesday’s flooding. The bodies of 12 of those who died were recovered by the fire department, which has led the rescue and assistance operations, while the coast guard recovered the bodies of two men swept out to sea.


1:10 p.m.

Greece’s fire department says a man reported missing in an area of the Greek capital hit by deadly flash flooding has been found alive. Rescue crews continue to search for another five people.

The fire department said Thursday the elderly man was found alive in the Mandra area on the western outskirts of Athens, the region hardest hit by Wednesday’s flash flooding which killed at least 14 people. The search and rescue operations for the remaining five people reported missing were all being conducted in the Mandra area.

The flooding, which came after a severe overnight storm, turned roads into raging torrents of mud and debris that swept away cars, collapsed walls and inundated a major highway.

The government has declared Thursday a day of national mourning.


1 p.m.

Greece’s fire department says one more person has been reported missing in the Mandra area of western Athens, bringing the total rescue crews are searching for in the wake of deadly flash floods to six.

Earlier, the fire department said one of the six originally missing people had been found alive. However, an additional person — a hunter — was later reported missing.

All search and rescue operations were being conducted in the Mandra area, which was the hardest hit region by the floods which killed at least 14 people. Storms continue to lash the Greek capital, with the heavy rainfall shutting down some major avenues in Athens.

The government has declared Thursday a day of national mourning.


12:10 p.m.

Greece’s fire brigade says one of the six people reported missing in flash flooding which has killed at least 14 has been found alive.

Rescue crews were searching Thursday for those missing in the Mandra area on the western outskirts of Athens. The area was the hardest hit by Wednesday’s flooding, which turned roads into raging torrents of mud and debris that carried away cars, tossing them into buildings.

Storms continue to lash the Greek capital, with the heavy rainfall shutting down some major avenues in Athens.

The fire department said one missing man had been found alive. It didn’t immediately provide further details. The search continued for the other five.

The government has declared Thursday a day of national mourning.


11:30 a.m.

Greece’s fire department says rescue crews are searching for six people reported missing in the western Athens area following major flash flooding that left at least 14 people dead.

The search and rescue operation Thursday was being conducted in the Mandra area on the western outskirts of the Greek capital, where the previous day’s flooding following a severe storm that turned roads into raging torrents of mud and debris and saw cars slam into buildings.

The government has declared Thursday a day of national mourning.

Schools in the area remained closed for a second day, while the Athens municipality shut down another 20 schools located near streams and creeks as the capital was lashed with more bad weather.