SpainTwo people have died so far in floods in northern Spain. Heavy rain last week flooded rivers in parts of the regions of Navarra, Aragon, La Rioja and the Basque Country, Spain. For this reason, many residents were evacuated and several roads were closed. The provincial government declared a state of emergency last Friday, and the army is also required to provide reinforcements.
The floods in northern Spain were caused by Storm “Barra” that swept the region last Tuesday, causing heavy rain and melting snow. In several regions, a precipitation level of 100 liters per square meter was recorded in 12 hours.
In the municipality of Novellas, located in the Autonomous Region of Aragon, the Ebro River overflowed. As a result, about two-thirds of the worshipers were submerged. About fifty residents of Novellas had to leave their homes as quickly as possible.
On Friday, it was announced that a 49-year-old woman in Navarra had died when the roof of her home collapsed due to a landslide. On Sunday, authorities found the body of a 61-year-old man in a river in the same area. The man has been missing since Friday.
Many streets and highways were closed due to flooding. Several regions have also announced their contingency plans. The leaders of the 74 affected municipalities will meet today to assess the damage. Rosa Serrano, a spokeswoman for the Aragonese government, said the region was preparing for the “worst case scenario”.
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