WLBetween yesterday and Thursday, a severe storm caused serious flooding in Spain, especially in Tarragona, Castellón and Toledo, where thousands of homes, roads and train lines were cut off from power.
According to the Civil Protection Services of Catalonia Generalite, 77 people were evacuated from their homes in the Canar region, Tarragona, and accommodated in various hotels and sports centers due to severe flooding that hit the municipality.
Six more people were evacuated from the nearby town of Oldicona.
In Alcanar, it rained in three hours the equivalent of half a year on average. Interior Minister Juan Ignasi Elena expressed his regret that no meteorological service predicted the amount of heavy rain yesterday.
The Spanish authorities made several rescues at home and had to evacuate one of the camps.
In the Valencian region, as of 7:00 am today, emergency services have responded to more than 600 incidents, most of them involving underwater vehicles and flooded garages.
In the municipality of Pedrralba, firefighters had to rescue a couple who were swept away by the rain with their car. The woman managed to get out of the car, but the man was dragged by the car and needed help.
There is a lot of physical damage, but so far the heavy rains have not caused any casualties.
The State Meteorological Agency has published satellite images for the last 12 hours in Spain.
– AEMET (AEMET_Esp) September 2, 2021
Thirteen regions are on yellow or orange storm alert, with bad weather still to be expected, especially in Catalonia, Valencia, Aragon, the Balearic Islands and Navarre. The weather will be completely better from Sunday.
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