Alberta Mirror

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Fatal flooding waters northern Spain

Spain

Key takeaways: 

  • Hefty rains from storm Barra forced rivers to overflow their banks.
  • Police stated one person in the little village of Sunbilla passed on Friday afternoon after a landslide caved in the ceiling of an outbuilding at their farmhouse. 

Heavy rainfall floods north part of Spain: 

Extreme flooding in Spain’s Navarre area immersed cars and houses and killed at least one person on Friday, as serious rains from storm Barra forced rivers to overflow their banks.

Police stated one person in the small village of Sunbilla died on Friday afternoon after a landslide caved in the top of an outbuilding at their farmhouse.

In the provincial capital of Pamplona, individuals kayaked down a road, soaring past a bank as recovery workers waded into the waist-deep waters with pumps.

In the middle of Villava, a small town simply outside the city, houses were inundated up to their tops.

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Northern Spain flooded

The provincial government announced a Level 2 flood emergency and stated identical situations were possible on Saturday, with the direction of the flooding leading south toward the town of Peralta.

“The problem isn’t so much in the amount of precipitation but the level of the rivers,” provincial interior secretary Amparo Lopez informed reporters. Source – cbc.ca

After a cold breeze sent temperatures dropping across Spain, storm Barra has got torrential rains and melted snow and ice at more elevated altitudes, forcing rivers to grow rapidly.

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