Spain Became a Hostage to Winter Storms: Heavy Snow and Rain in 8 Regions
On Wednesday, the cold front brought downpours that caused sudden floods in some parts of Spain.
In the northern region of Asturias, six rivers have already burst or are about to burst after 100 liters per square meter in 12 hours. The Sierra River overflowed in several areas, and from the north the volume of water more than doubled. As the rain continues to fall, it can now hit the main bridge in the tourist town of Cangas de Onis. Due to the flood people in a hospital and two schools were evacuated in that area. So far, paramedics have rescued some people affected by the floods.
A similar scenario was implemented in the neighboring area of Cantabria, where a flood warning was also activated. Sudden floods also occurred along the Mediterranean coast. There the torrential rain was accompanied by a strong wind, sometimes with hail.
8 of the 17 regions of Spain are still vigilant about heavy snowfalls and downpours. The Meteorological Agency of the country predicts that the storm system would last at least until Friday. So it is too early to define damage!