Storms cause havoc

Storms and heavy rains have been causing havoc all over the country.

In Madrid, one woman has died as a result of the storms. The woman, aged between 50 years and 60 years, appears to have suffered a panic or anxiety attack which caused her to leave her home in Coslada with the result that she was swept aeay by flood waters. At least another six people have been injured.

Roads in Madrid and Barcelona have been impassable, trains have had to be cancelled and several flights have had to be diverted to other airports.

Storms last night in Jaén, Córdoba and Málaga provinces caused serious flooding in several towns with many people forced to evacuate their homes.

In Lucena, Córdoba province, 15 people were actually trapped in their homes or cars by the torrential downpour and had to be rescued by firefighters. The situation was very similar in Rute and Torreblascopedro in Jaén province.

Streams overflowed and numerous garages and basements were flooded, the damage to which will be assessed today and tomorrow as people return to their homes.

Train services through Archidona were disrupted for ten hours as a result of flooding with passengers on the Antequera to Granada section of the Sevilla-Granada-Almeria route being transferred by road.

In Extremadura, the heavy rains have caused extensive damage in the towns of Arroyo de San Serván, La Garrovilla, Talayuela, Valverde de Mérida and San Pedro de Mérida

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