Galicia takes cover as Hurricane Gordon arrives
20 September 2006, SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA — Galicia was braced for the arrival of Hurricane Gordon on Wednesday.
20 September 2006
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA — Galicia was braced for the arrival of Hurricane Gordon on Wednesday.
Winds of up 120kmh, waves measuring nine metres and torrential rains are expected to hit parts of the northwest region by the evening.
Forecasters have predicted the hurricane, which has come from the Azores, should reach Britain by Thursday.
Tropical hurricanes are a very rare event in Spain.
Since 1850, only nine tropical hurricanes have passed over the Iberian Peninsula, the last being Hurricane Charlie in 1992.
Parts of northern Portugal and Galicia were on a state of emergency.
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Subject: Spanish news