The Meteorological Office (AEMET) has issued storm warnings for all of Andalucia today, with Cádiz, Málaga and Sevilla on Orange Alert and Córdoba, Granada, Huelva and Jaén on Yellow Alert.
Storms and heavy rains last night claimed the lives of three people in the province of Córdoba, two dying when their vehicle was washed away, the third being killed when a wall collapsed.
Starting tomorrow, July 1st, Andalucian fisherment and boat owners will be compensated when they are unable to work as a result of bad weather.
The Councillor for Agriculture, Antonio Miguel Navas, has stated that work on repairing various lanes and tracks damaged during the recent storms and rains and all should be in perfect condition ‘by the summer’.
Storms throughout Spain yesterday claimed the lives of three people and left up to 135,000 families without power.
The Ministry of Interior, through the Directorate General for Civil Protection and Emergency, has awarded €22,000 financial assistance to the municipality of Benamargosa to help repair damage caused by hail storms in February 2009.
The search is continuing for a 35 year old who disappeared during the heavy storms on Tuesday near Ibros, Jaén.
A heavy storm in Jaén province yesterday evening caused flood waters up to two metres deep and a river of mud about twenty-five centimetres deep. Particularly badly hit was the municipality of Puente de Génave.
The provinces of Sevilla, Huelva, Málaga, Cádiz, Granada and Almería are on ‘yellow alert’ for possible heavy rains and storms. The alert will remain in effect until 16:00 on Sunday.
The storms of yesterday caused damage to the rail infrastructure in Málaga city, not least at the Maria Zambrano station where part of the entrance was damaged.