An unprecedented storm hit the north of Mt. Athos on Oktober 28th, with a rainfall of an intensity and duration, that will not even remember the old monks. Brooks turned into deep rivers. In the midst of the storm was Vatopediou. At Vatopedi road collapsed rock, cutting off the monastery for many pilgrims. The weather stations Vatopaidi showed a record 235.6 mm! (In one year it rains 643 mm on Athos -2009). We also hear of flooded houses in Karyes and more problems in northern Greece because of the storm and rain.
Russian monks and laymen ; http://www.isihazm.ru/?id=398