More than 50 people have been injured by the storm.

COPENHAGEN (AFP) –

More than 50 people have been injured and one person missing after Hurricane Florence ravaged a coastal resort town in southern Greece, officials said Tuesday.

The storm left more than 50 people injured, four killed, and left 23 missing after making landfall on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Kos late Monday.

The capital of the Southern Greek island of Thessaly, where the storms struck, was placed under a weather alert.

The Greek weather service cancelled a high wind warning, but still warned of rough seas and tidal surges.

Florence made landfall late Monday as a category 3 hurricane with 100-120 kilometre (60-80 mile) per hour winds in the island.

Hurricane Florence is a category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 75-100 kilometres per hour (56-63 miles per hour) with a top sustained gust of 155 kilometres per hour (93 mph).

The US National Hurricane Center said Florence was moving toward the west-northwest near 18 kilometres per hour (11 miles per hour) on Tuesday.

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