MALLORCA, Spain, has been hit by severe weather overnight, bringing many regions to a standstill.
Overflowing streams, roads cut by floods and power outages in homes are just some of the collateral damage that has been caused by a night of heavy storms which swept across the island.
Rainfall was reported to be extremely high, leaving 191 litres of water per square metre in Sóller; 109 litres in Sencelles; 90.5 litres in Es Port des Canonge; and 70.5 litres in Montuïri.
The severe weather has also kept ambulances, the police and fire department busy, where according to the 112 emergency services, by 12pm today there were already 107 callouts. These include 46 for overflowing water on public roads, 23 for flooding in properties and 11 falling trees, among others.
According to the Local Police, the worst affected area has so far been Sóller, where rising seas have flooded the municipality’s streets with many shops suffering material damage. Officers have also prohibited traffic in Sa Torrentera and Torrentó de Can Creueta due to the danger posed travelling through the areas.
— POLICIA LOCAL SÓLLER (@plsoller) December 4, 2019
Several streams have also overflowed, including Cantabou in Campanet, Garonda in Llucmajor and Son Bordils in Santa Maria.
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In addition, power outages were recorded in Pollença on Tuesday night (December 3) after a section of underground cable in Santa Maria was struck by lightening. As Euro Weekly News understands, residents’ supply of electricity has now been restored.
Palma de Mallorca has also seen a rise in traffic accidents due to the weather, with the Local Police advising residents to drive with caution.
Furthermore, Mallorca’s transport service has suffered widespread delays as a result of flooding several sections of the rail network.