Cold drop: the storms leave five dead and extend to the centre of the country

Worst weather in 30 years CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria Twitter @gpcalmeriaopc

Weather Update:

Five dead, more than 3,500 people evacuated, eighty roads cut, the worst weather catastrophe in the area in over thirty years.

The latest deaths have involved a 36-year-old man who became trapped in a vehicle submerged in water and mud on a ravine in Jámula, in the district of Granada. The fifth fatal victim involves a 58-year-old motorcyclist from Redován

Rainfall that has exceeded 400 litres per square meter in 48 hours in towns such as Orihuela (Alicante), the floods have covered large areas of the provinces of Murcia, Alicante, Valencia and Almeria, where rescue and evacuations have taken place. Torrential rains are expected to begin to subside throughout the Mediterranean arch. The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) indicate the ‘cold drop’ will move inland across the peninsular.



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