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It rained heavily in Spain

It rained heavily in Spain

Roads cut off, cities cordoned off, houses flooded, mudslides: Light rain fell in large partSpain Saturday 2 September and Sunday 3 September. It is a well-known phenomenon in Spain, called “Dana” for “isolated high-level depression” which gives rise, explains the national meteorological agency Amet, “continuous and widespread rain, locally strong or very strong, with storms, throughout the territory except for the Canaries.

According to the Home Ministry, which has issued a warning for most of the territory, rainfall could reach 120 liters in 24 hours, or 12 hours locally.

Officials are more concerned about the arrival of income ahead of the start of the school year this weekend and the possibility of congestion on the roads.

“Essential travel only”: The Directorate of Public Transport (DGT) continued its calls throughout Sunday to “don’t take the car and stay at home, while many roads are completely submerged and cuts have multiplied.

Residents of Madrid received a message to limit travel on Sunday, September 3, 2023. © Violeta Santos Moura, Reuters

Train services were also disrupted on several sections, Spanish railway company Renfe said.

Residents were urged to stay at home

has MadridA warning rang out on all cell phones in the area: “Don’t take your car and stay home due to the extreme risk of storms today (…) in the Madrid area.”

In many cities across the country, mayors asked residents to stay home because of the dangerfloodLike tourist Toledo, Mayor Carlos Velasquez asked his citizens to “stay at home as much as possible.”

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Alcanar, between Barcelona and Valencia (east), where people had to self-isolate “due to rain and possible flooding”, emergency services pointed out, advising “residents to go to the upper floors of their houses”.

A flooded street in Alcanar on Sunday, September 3, 2023. © @anastasia.flidlider_watercolor, via Reuters

On Monday, “the center of pressure should move west and towards the Atlantic”, Aemet predicted, adding that rain and storms will continue in the western half and center of the country. The agency estimates the weather warning will end Tuesday.

With AFP