Torrential rains swamping south claim first victim
9 November 2006, VALENCIA — A woman was killed after heavy rains carried her car away.
9 November 2006
VALENCIA — A woman was killed after heavy rains carried her car away.
The body of the 50-year-old woman, who lived in Alzira, near Valencia, was discovered by fire fighters late on Wednesday night.
Many areas of this town were swamped by torrential rains over a four–hour period.
Cars were driven off the road, streets were inundated with water and schools closed because of the rains.
Emergency services in Valencia, Andalucía, Murcia and Catalonia were on high alert on Thursday after heavy rains swept across Spain's Mediterranean cost.
Dozens of cars parked in a normally dry river bed in Malaga were swept away.
In Algeciras, 24 people had to be rescued from their homes when a river burst its banks.
The rains, which follow the wettest month of October since 1930, have helped Spain's reservoirs recover from a two-year drought.
Water reserves are currently at 46.7 percent capacity.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news