Saturday, December 9

Wheeled containers and motorbikes drag the streets of Spain in floods and giant hail storms

Summer comes to Spain…with wheeled containers and motorbikes dragged through the streets in floods and giant hail storms (as Britain bakes in the 27C sun!)

  • The brutal storm hits the southeast of the province of Murcia
  • The scenes prompted nearly 30 emergency calls and left families trapped in homes.

Wheeled containers and motorbikes have been dragged through the streets of Spain as a brutal storm and flash floods hit parts of the country.

A storm has ripped through the south-eastern province of Murcia as Britain basks in 27C sunshine, and the weather office predicts that summer is on track to be hotter than normal.

The crazy scenes generated almost 30 emergency calls and left families trapped in their homes due to flooding.

Wheeled containers were washed down a street in a torrent of water in the Murcian town of Moratalla and hail the size of golf balls also damaged crops in towns including Caravaca de la Cruz and its surroundings.

Weather analysts said 41 liters of rain fell per square meter in one hour and 11.6 liters in just ten minutes.

Flash floods caused several wheeled containers to be washed down a street in a torrent of water in the town of Moratalla, Murcia province.

Flash floods caused several wheeled containers to be washed down a street in a torrent of water in the town of Moratalla, Murcia province.

In Bournemouth, dozens of swimmers plunged into the sea to cool off on Wednesday as the south enjoyed another heatwave.

In Bournemouth, dozens of swimmers plunged into the sea to cool off on Wednesday as the south enjoyed another heatwave.

Most of the 26 registered emergency calls were made from Caravaca, although in the nearby town of Cehegin, firefighters had to rescue a family whose home had been hit by floods.

The Argos River, which rises in Caravaca de la Cruz and runs through Cehegin before joining the Segura River, overflowed at various points.

The health center in Caravaca was also damaged by flooding, and workers did their best to address the problem before emergency services arrived.

Farmers and fruit workers said the damage to crops caused by the giant hailstones had been devastating.

The video also shows a motorcycle dragged by the water in Moratalla, province of Murcia.

The video also shows a motorcycle dragged by the water in Moratalla, province of Murcia.

A storm ravaged the southeast of the province of Murcia as Britain enjoys high temperatures

A storm ravaged the southeast of the province of Murcia as Britain enjoys high temperatures

In August last year, a 20-month-old girl was killed by a huge hailstone of about ten centimeters in diameter and more than 70 were injured by falling ice in the Catalan town of La Bisbal de l’Emporda and its surroundings.

Most of the injured suffered head injuries, cuts and broken bones.

Two vacationers died nine days later when lightning struck a beach in Mallorca.

The victims, a 65-year-old Swiss man and a 51-year-old German, died in a beautiful cove of white sand called Cala Mesquida, near Capdepera, in the northeast of the island.

Shortly before the tragedy on the beach, tourists traveling to Spain were warned that they could be caught up in the rare Mediterranean hurricanes.

Hail the size of golf balls also damaged crops in towns like Caravaca de la Cruz and its surroundings.

Hail the size of golf balls also damaged crops in towns like Caravaca de la Cruz and its surroundings.

A house affected by the flood.  Weather analysts said 41 liters of rain fell per square meter in one hour and 11.6 liters in just ten minutes.

A house affected by the flood. Weather analysts said 41 liters of rain fell per square meter in one hour and 11.6 liters in just ten minutes.

Muddy water surging under a bridge.  The Argos river, which is born in Caravaca de la Cruz and runs through Cehegín before joining the Segura river, overflowed at various points

Muddy water surging under a bridge. The Argos river, which is born in Caravaca de la Cruz and runs through Cehegín before joining the Segura river, overflowed at various points

Farmers and fruit workers said the damage to crops caused by the giant hailstones had been devastating.

Farmers and fruit workers said the damage to crops caused by the giant hailstones had been devastating.

Experts said the risk of tropical-type cyclones called drugs has risen with record heatwaves hitting Britain’s favorite holiday destination and rising sea temperatures blamed on global warming.

Oceanographer and meteorologist Yurima Celdrán, a graduate in marine sciences who later completed a master’s degree in meteorology, said at the time: “The warmer temperatures of the Mediterranean provide a greater source of energy for drugs and amplify their destructiveness.

“Sea temperatures this autumn are expected to be higher than normal and given the right weather conditions, it would not be unreasonable to think that the Mediterranean could host a medicane this year.”

Torrential rains, terrible electrical storms and flash floods in September 2019, which hit the provinces of Alicante and Murcia, claimed the lives of seven people.

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