One drowned, farmland flooded but worst over

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4 April 2007, MADRID – One man was killed after falling into a flooded River Ebro in Tarragona.

4 April 2007

MADRID – One man was killed after falling into a flooded River Ebro in Tarragona.

It was the most serious effect of days of heavy rain and floods across much of northern Spain.

But villages and towns on the banks of the Ebro could breath easy again on Wednesday after it appeared to be starting to subside.

Heavy rains caused the country’s biggest river to overflow in many areas in Aragon, Navarre and Catalonia.

But the authorities remained on high alert in case more villages were overcome by heavy rainfalls. 

Villages worst hit so far were Novillas, Gallur, Pradilla and Boquiñeni in Navarre.

Two thousand hectares of farm land has been flooded but most homes have been spared widespread flooding.

The mayor of Novillas, José Ayuso, said most people had been able to stay in their homes though one elderly couple had sought shelter with their son further away from the riverbanks.

In Gallur, the mayor Antonio Liz said most homes have been spared water damage, but the Z-523 road was cut off and on the N-232 there were delays.

In Pradilla de Ebro, no-one has had to be evacuated as was the case in 2003. The village of Boquiñeni also escaped major flooding.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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