look. Storm Allen is causing heavy rain and flooding in southern Europe. Buses were swept away and metro stations were flooded.
Yesterday, the eastern coastal areas of Portugal were exposed to more than 50 mm of rain in just six hours. Then Aline headed to Spain. In Madrid, the storm caused more than 100 mm of rain to fall in just 24 hours. This is an amount they have not witnessed there in the past hundred years. Many metro stations were forced to close due to flooding and the high-speed train between the capital and Barcelona was no longer able to run due to damage to the track.
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Storm Allen also hit Andalusia hard. In Malaga, no plane was able to land at the airport for two hours due to strong winds. As many as 37 flights had to be diverted. In Seville, winds reaching speeds of more than 90 kilometers per hour caused several trees to fall, and in Cordoba, a man was taken to the hospital after a branch fell on him. A bus driver and 6 passengers were also injured in a collision caused by floods in Malaga.
Storm Allen is now heading towards southeastern France and is currently causing a lot of inconvenience there. For example, images of flooding have already begun to appear in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, north of Nice near the border with Italy. Many roads have already been closed in the French department of Alpes-Maritimes due to heavy rainfall caused by Storm Aline.
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Storm Allen will also cause a strong “foehn storm” in the Alps today with heavy rain and strong winds. Wind speeds are expected to reach 140 kilometers per hour and more, and rainfall is expected to reach 200 liters per square meter. The main focus of the storm is expected to pass over Tyrol and the Hohe Tauern region in Austria this afternoon.
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