STORM GLORIA, which hit Spain this week, began to subside today, Thursday, after breaking records for waves, wind gusts and rainfall, leaving a tragic THIRTEEN dead and FOUR missing.
The last recorded death was a fisherman who was swept away by a wave in L’Ametlla de Mar (Tarragona).
Earlier reports informed of two other fatalities reported today, one was a man who died whilst driving in the area of Cabacés (Tarragona) and another, a man who was dragged through the water with his vehicle in Jorba (Barcelona).
In addition, FOUR people are missing: a sailor who was dragged into the sea in Palamós, a young man whilst canyoning in Mallorca and two people in Ibiza, one of whom is British.
This morning, the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the President of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, have called for serious considerations to be made to “resolving the historical deficits in infrastructure” and to foresee and improve ways in which to deal with the effects of bad weather.
Sánchez has flown over the affected areas in Catalonia and plans to visit the Balearic Islands.
Girona Restores Drinking Water Supply
Girona went without portable water for about four hours, as Euro Weekly News has been informed, the City Council restored the supply of portable water at around 20.30.