A WATERSPOUT on the island of Menorca yesterday (Sunday) left a trail of destruction and 38,000 residents without electricity.
Spain’s Minister of Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, confirmed the damage to numerous electricity infrastructures, telephone cables and homes which occurred around 10am on Sunday morning.
Areas of the island particularly affected by the waterspout and downpours were in the municipalities of Ciutadella, Alaior, es Migjorn, es Mercadal and a large part of Mahón.
Teresa Ribera took to social media to declare a plan for the “quick recovery of the electricity service” was underway, adding the “Government and the ministry itself” were “coordinating responses”.
Spanish media report this morning that after a night without power, 25 new generators are being installed this morning (Monday) on the Balearic Island.
More generators are expected to arrive tomorrow as the operation to restore power to thousands of residents continues.
Power is scheduled to be restored to all areas of Menorca by the end of tomorrow, should weather and sea conditions allow.
Those in affected areas are advised to follow news updates closely until normal services on the island can resume.