Storms cause one death in Murcia, although Hermine is already in retreat

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Madrid, September 26 (EFE).- Overcast skies and rains will persist this Tuesday in the Canary Islands, although tropical storm Hermine is already in retreat and this community considers the maximum alert situation to be over, which will allow normality to return to classrooms. and the workplace, since teleworking has been recommended to avoid travel.

The strong storms that affected several communities were the cause of the death of a man in Javalí Viejo (Murcia) when a cloudburst swept through his house, flooding several houses and basements. National Police found the deceased this morning during the removal of debris caused by the storm, which affected 38 homes in the Murcian district.

671 CANCELED FLIGHTS IN THE CANARY ISLANDS

Bad weather linked to tropical storm Hermine has caused the cancellation of 671 scheduled flights at Canarian airports since Sunday, including 131 on Monday, according to data provided by AENA. In addition, 65 flights were hijacked, thirteen throughout the day.

The Canarian President, Angel Víctor Torres, stressed that it is a “historic” meteorological phenomenon due to the rains recorded on the islands in September, which exceeded 300 liters per square meter in La Palma, causing among the most significant impacts of many power outages. .

The greatest damage occurred in the municipalities of La Aldea, in Gran Canaria, and in Candelaria and Güimar, in Tenerife, although the different administrations will assess the incidents recorded in all the islands.

The delegate of the State Meteorological Agency for the Canary Islands, David Suárez, stressed that it was an “extraordinary” rainy episode due to the approach of a tropical cyclone on the islands, and that the yellow rain warnings will continue through the start of Tuesday morning schedules.

The archipelago will then return to its normal weather, since it will be under the influence of an anticyclone coming from the north of the Azores and with a flow from the northeast, Suárez pointed out.

204 LITERS IN PEGO (ALICANTE) AND TARRAGONA WITH MANY DAMAGES

The episode of torrential rains that affects the Valencian Community has left records of up to 204 liters per square meter in the town of Pego, in the north of the province of Alicante.

The municipalities most affected by the storm are in the regions of Camp de Morverdre, L’Horta, La Costera, Marina Alta, Ribera Baixa, La Safor, Vall d’Albaida and Valle de Ayora-Cofrentes, according to sources from the Generalitat.

Tarragona City Hall is studying the request for a declaration of catastrophic zone after last Friday’s storm, whose considerable material damage is still being assessed, as reported by the consistory.

The storm, with records of more than 130 liters of rain per square meter in less than three hours, mainly affected the neighborhoods of Llevant and the areas closest to the coast, without deploring personal damage.

LIGHT RAINS CONTINUE THIS TUESDAY IN THE CANARY ISLANDS, BALEARIC ISLANDS AND CATALONIA

Cloudy skies and rains will persist tomorrow in the Canary Islands, despite the retreat of the tropical storm Hermine, and the rains and storms will affect the Balearic Islands and also Catalonia according to the forecasts of the National Meteorological Agency (Aemet).

Clouds and showers will appear in Galicia, in the Cantabria region and in the western Pyrenees, with strong winds in eastern Cantabria, the lower Ebro and its surroundings, the Ampurdán, the Valencian Community, the Balearic Islands and the Alborán Sea.

Maximum temperatures will increase slightly, especially in the high areas of the Canary Islands, the two plateaus, the Valencian Community and the southeast of the peninsula, while minimum temperatures increase in the northern half of the peninsula and drop in almost all South.

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