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High winds and torrential rain wreak havoc across Andalucía, Madrid and Gran Canaria
19 October 2015 @ 22:05

STORMS sweeping Spain in the last two days have led to widespread damage in the Canary Islands and Andalucía.

Firefighters were called out on Saturday night after around 21.00hrs to bail out homes in the city of Cádiz, especially the La Loma, San Roque and Los Barrios neighbourhoods and in the Jungla del Loro area of Sotogrande, whilst events planned for the Iberian Theatre Festival in the streets had to be postponed.

Falling trees, homes flooded and rockfalls shutting roads affected the province and mainly the city of Málaga, including a huge puddle across the A-7 motorway through Marbella, and the fire brigade was sent to pump water out of residential properties in Manilva, Marbella, Casares and El Burgo.

Trees fell across the road in the La Capellanía area of Marbella and on the MA-8301 through Jubrique.

Floods in the province of Sevilla saw the emergency 112 hotline ringing off the hook early evening on Saturday, with garages, homes and a supermarket awash in Dos Hermanas, whilst high winds led to tree branches snapping off, fixed blinds being torn away and chunks of cornices falling from buildings in Sevilla, Castilleja de la Cuesta, Osuna and Alcalá de Guadaíra.

With the storms having started in the west and heading steadily east across the region, the province of Huelva on the south coast, bordering Portugal, was most affected over Saturday lunchtime with roads under water and homes and a soup kitchen flooded in Isla Cristina and Lepe, and gales ripping off cornices, tree branches and even windows in Huelva city.


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