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Spain clears streets after massive flooding




Firefighters and residents together clear houses and streets from reclaimed soil, branches of broken trees, and other debris.

In the north of Spain, they are beginning to restore order after heavy rains and floods that hit the region at the beginning of the week. This was announced on Friday, September 3, by the Spanish edition of The Local.

It is noted that in some cities streams of water flooded houses with silt and washed away cars, about 10,000 houses after the storm were left without electricity.

The hardest hit is the Catalan town of Alcanar, south of Barcelona. According to the mayor, in the midst of the elements, it looked like "the end of the world."


Firefighters and residents together clear houses and streets from reclaimed soil, branches of broken trees, and other debris. 83 people had to be relocated to hotels or gyms until they could return to their homes.

As of the evening of September 2, the power supply in the affected area was mainly restored, about 200 residential buildings remain without electricity.

The northern region of Navarra and Madrid also suffered from heavy rains: in the capital on September 1, several metro stations had to be closed due to flooding. Flooding also occurred in the provinces of Toledo and Murcia.

It is expected that there will be no catastrophic showers after Friday.



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TAGS: SPAIN, NATURAL DISASTER, FLOODING

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