Storms are sweeping through Spain, killing two people already

Due to bad weather in large parts of Spain, nearly 10,000 people were told to stay indoors on Sunday. Emergency services announced an indefinite curfew in the Catalan municipality of Alcanar due to the risk of severe flooding. He advised Alcanar residents to move to the upper floors of their homes if possible. In 24 hours, 215 liters of rain per square metre fell there. According to the Spanish railway company Renfe, train services between Valencia and Barcelona have been suspended due to the rain.

For the regions in Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha and the capital, Madrid, the National Meteorological Service Aemet has declared Code Red, the highest level of alert. There was mainly a warning of heavy rain. Many country roads were closed due to flooding and parks were closed. In Madrid, the soccer match between Atletico and Sevilla on Sunday was postponed.

Two men, aged 34 and 31, were killed on Saturday due to bad weather. People in their 30s were kayaking in Zaragoza when they fell into the swirling waters and drowned. Local media reported this based on information from the authorities.

Heavy rain in Valencia on Saturday 2 September.ANP/EPA image

The storm also disrupted various services. For example, according to airport manager Ina, there was an average delay of 50 minutes at Palma Airport on Saturday. No flights were canceled for Sunday. Several ferries between the Balearic Islands and the mainland have been cancelled. Majorca was hit last weekend by Storm Betty, which caused chaos at Son Sant Joan Airport.

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