Extreme weather wreaks havoc from Spain to Morocco

Residents walk on a muddy street after heavy rain caused flash floods in the town of Villanueva del Rosario, Malaga, southern Spain, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Homes were destroyed and at least one woman was killed. Rescue workers are searching to determine if there are more victims.
September 29, 2012 Villanueva Del Trabuco, SpainSix people, including a young girl and an elderly woman, died Friday in floods that overturned cars and forced hundreds from their homes in southern Spain, officials said. At least 600 people had to be evacuated from their homes in the Andalusia province, regional officials said. Early Friday, an octogenarian woman died when a river broke its banks and floodwater swept past her home in Alora, north of Malaga, a regional government spokesman told AFP. According to provincial officials, two others died later in the same Andalusia region, while another three perished in the neighboring region of Murcia, including a 10-year-old girl. In the village of Villanueva del Trabuco, roads were covered in brown floodwater and teams were working to unearth cars while locals swept the muddy pavements. “In Malaga province, there are 800 staff working to return things to normal as quickly as possible. The rains are decreasing and seem to be shifting towards Granada and Almeria” further east, Limon said. The state weather agency AEMET said up to 245 liters (65 gallons) of water per square meter (11 square feet) had fallen in the area in the morning alone. Airports authority AENA said a flight was diverted to Seville as it headed to Malaga, which lies east of the resort city of Marbella on the Costa del Sol, a popular tourist haven. At least two major highways were closed, authorities said. In the neighboring southeastern region of Murcia, a highway bridge collapsed in the heavy rains, national television TVE reported.TD
Flooding kills 3 in Morocco: Two women and a teenage boy have died in flooding that has plagued Morocco over the past two days, authorities said on Saturday. A 50-year-old woman, her daughter-in-law and the 14-year-old boy were swept away by flash flooding on Friday in the western region of Safi. The younger woman was rescued, but later died in hospital in the Atlantic coastal city of Safi, southwest of Rabat. The North African kingdom has been inundated by unseasonal rains and hit by heavy winds since Thursday. In Agadir, south of Safi, authorities said more than 50 millimeters (about two inches) of rain have fallen since then, a fifth of normal annual precipitation. And the highway linking Safi with Essaouira, further south, was closed to traffic because of the storms. -TD
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12 Responses to Extreme weather wreaks havoc from Spain to Morocco

  1. kristoffer94 says:

    This must be the rest of the cyclone that came from the Azores Islands, that made this unusual weather.

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    • Mike UK says:

      The trouble is hurricane Nadene is still sitting there, for a week now and hasn’t moved or decreased in strength! Must be a first and quite worrying really?

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      • K says:

        Nadene is a strange storm. It’s been all over the place and it’s just hanging out. I remember hearing about it September 11th.

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  2. tonic says:

    65 gallons of water per square meter, in a short time, has got to be way beyond anything drainage systems were desinged for. And even further from any weather forecasting software. And this, in a country that a few weeks ago had wild fires and drought.
    I read somewhere today that some UK beaches might lose their blue flag because some much rain had fallen over the last few months, fertilisers had gotten washed into rivers and eventually found their way to the sea shore. And I expect that what these fertilisers have done to the rivers and what further damage they do in the sea will emerge in the next few months.
    It just goes on and on.

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  3. richfish30 says:

    Hasn’t Anyone noticed that almost all of the TS and Hurricnaes in the Atlantic have gone north toward Europe and Iceland and all those northern places this year…I have never seen anything like it!

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    • 7th
      I keep sounding the warning about what’s to come…maybe, just maybe, one day the public will sit up and take note.

      “As the jet stream is also pulled towards Siberia, the Coriolis Effect further exacerbates cyclonic storm systems that surf the corridor from the Northeastern U.S. to Northeastern Europe. This could result in more nor’easter storms striking the northeastern tier of the U.S. and more summer cyclonic storm systems drifting across the Atlantic towards northern Europe.” -The 7th Protocol, page 132

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  4. Whskey says:

    It looks like americans are keeping it strong by trying to move it away from them. Therefore, they’re moving it toward Europe.

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  5. Emanni says:

    0 people killed/Hundreds Evacuated as Extreme Weather/ Floods sweep through Spain (Sept 29, 2012)

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