Torrential rains and strong winds hit southeastern Spain. They flooded the streets of cities, disrupted rail and air traffic. World News report.
Showers, thunderstorms and squally winds triggered a cold cyclone that hit Spain on the night of Wednesday, September 11. On Saturday, September 14, the strongest elements raged in the Autonomous community of Valencia, Almeria province (Autonomous community of Andalusia) and the Autonomous community of Murcia.
The footage shows how rivers of water wash cars off the roads and carry them over. Part of the highway is destroyed, and the water throws the car down from a sufficiently high altitude. “River” so deep, that the fallen with threshold created by population waterfall machine fully in it immersed.
The disaster disrupted rail links and disrupted to airports. Almeria airport was closed for several hours, and Murcia is still closed. In the air Harbor of Palma de Mallorca reception and dispatch of aircraft stopped due to thunderstorms. In addition, some of the flights from Alicante and Ibiza postponed to a later time due to weather conditions in the Mediterranean region.
Due to heavy rainfall, some rivers overflowed their banks. Many settlements are flooded, water reached the first floors of houses. In schools canceled classes for more than 690 thousand students- and this is only in Valencia.
Traffic is also disrupted – in the area of the municipality of Orihuela (province of Alicante) overflowed the river Segura, destroying part of the wall of the medieval fortress and cutting off the city of Guardamar del Segura from civilization.
Residents and tourists are asked to go out as little as possible and only in case of emergency. Because of the elements have already killed five people.