Overall Green alert Flood
in Spain

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1100187
Death: 13
Displaced: 8720
Countries: Spain
From - To 11 Sep - 14 Sep

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Spain - Floods update (ECHO 16 Sep 2019)Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:07

  • Heavy rain and strong winds continue to affect south-east Spain since 11 September, triggering floods and resulting in additional casualties. The most affected provinces are Valencia, Alicante, Murcia, Albacete, eastern Andalucía, and the Balearic Islands.
  • Media report 6 deaths, around 3,500 people evacuated, and approximately 700,000 students affected by the closure of schools. Several roads and railway lines were affected, two airports were closed (Murcia and Almeria) and there were flight disruptions in Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, and Alicante airports.
  • The European Commission's Copernicus emergency satellite mapping service was activated on 12 September and have been produced so far.
  • The weather is set to improve in the south-east provinces in the next 24 hours.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 24 | About casualties: 5 | Last hour: 0

Las inundaciones son el desastre natural que más muertes causa en Espa ... Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:13:00 +0200.

Las inundaciones son recurrentes y mortales en España. Son el desastre natural, en gran medida consecuencia de la acción humana, más mortífero: 361 personas han fallecido desde 1995 por avenidas, según el Ministerio del Interior. Producto d
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FLOODY HELL Where are the Spain storms now? Latest on the floods in Al ... Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:28:00 +0200.

FLASH floods have battered parts of Spain after torrential rain and terrifying lightning storms. Where are the storms and has anyone been killed? Here's the latest update. Cars piled up by powerful floods in Orihuela Credit: EPA What's the
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La gota fría de 1987, único precedente de declaración como zona catast ... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 23:03:00 +0200.

El Gobierno de España solo ha declarado en una ocasión desde la segunda mitad del siglo XX, cuando se creó la figura de declaración de zona catastrófica, este requisito legal que viene acompañado de ayudas económicas para paliar los daños s
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Palma entre los quince municipios con mayor riesgo de sufrir una inund ... Sun, 15 Sep 2019 05:04:00 +0200.

Junto a Palma, los 15 municipios con mayor riesgo son: Isla Cristina- Ayamonte (Huelva), Palmones-Guadarranque (Cádiz), Bajo Guadalhorce (Málaga), Bajo Andarax (Almería), Cartagena (Murcia), San Javier-Los Alcázares (Murcia), Costa de Marin
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMSR (2), JRC (29), (1), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),