The effects of the storm 'Gloria', which has already left five dead so far, are remitting but still a total of 16 provinces will be at risk Wednesday (yellow) and significant risk (orange) due to rain, thaw, snow, avalanches, winds and waves, as noted by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).
Thus, Barcelona, Gerona, Tarragona and Menorca will be at significant risk from waves five to seven meters high. Also Alicante, Castellón, Valencia, La Coruña, Lugo, Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera will be at risk for waves between three and four meters high.
Precipitation will make Malaga, Barcelona, Lleida and Tarragona at risk because they can accumulate between 40-80 liters per square meter in twelve hours. On the other hand, Gerona will be at significant risk due to rainfall that may accumulate up to 100 liters per square meter in twelve hours.
In the case of avalanche risk, Barcelona, Gerona and Lleida will be on the alert all day in the Pyrenees. In addition, the snowfall will occur in Burgos, Soria and La Rioja, where they can have up to fifteen centimeters of snow in 24 hours.
However, Zaragoza and Teruel will be the provinces that are at risk, in the case of the first, and at significant risk, in the second case, due to thaw. The risk of strong wind gusts will have Barcelona, Gerona and Lleida affected by winds of 80 kilometers per hour.
EAST OF THE COUNTRY, VERY AFFECTED
As the AEMET spokesman, Rubén del Campo has acknowledged, the Valencian Community has been one of the most affected points these days by the storm 'Gloria'. Specifically, in the last 48 hours, more than 370 liters per square meter have been accumulated in Barx (Valencia) or 270 liters per square meter in Lluc (Baleares).
In addition, the snow has had a presence in areas of the peninsular northeast, especially in the north of the Valencian Community and southern Aragon. Also, in Vilafranca (Castellón) more than 80 centimeters of snow have accumulated since the beginning of the storm.
Looking ahead to the next few days Del Campo has indicated that on Thursday the instability will be concentrated in the southwest of the peninsula. It can still rain in the north of Catalonia and with less intensity in Aragon and points of the Valencian Community.
THE WORST STORM OF THE CENTURY
'Gloria' has been shown on Tuesday with the Catalan coast, which has suffered the worst storm in the east of this century, and has swallowed the Ebro Delta, leaving 43 injured throughout an episode that will continue weaker tomorrow but with abundant rains throughout Catalonia, especially in the northern and eastern half.
On its second day, the storm made countless beaches disappear under the waves, which has reached all the promenades, especially those of the metropolitan area, which have lost their width of sand, and those of the Costa Brava, where the foam of the sea has sneaked into the streets of Tossa de Mar.
The downpour has also ravaged the Ebro Delta, where some of its most sensitive areas have been completely flooded by the sea, which has covered 3000 hectares of rice paddies and has penetrated 3 kilometers inland.
The mayor of Deltebre, Lluís Soler, explained that the Ebro river has overflowed in the Garxal area, at the mouth, although the greatest effects have been located in the Bassa de l'Arena area, which has been engulfed by salt water.
"We do not remember anything similar. It is dramatic to see how the river overflows and the sea enters kilometers in," said Soler.
Throughout this Tuesday, wind gusts have left historical values, such as 144.4 kilometers per hour at the Puig Sesolles station, in Montseny, or the almost 200 liters of water accumulated in municipalities of Girona, where the swell has exceeded 10 meters.
'GLORY' LEAVES FIVE DEAD
Five people have died, so far, by the passage of the 'Glory' storm over the Peninsula. The last deceased was a 55-year-old man whose body was found in an area near a shopping center in Carcaixent (Valencia). According to Europa Press sources from the Civil Guard have been informed, the lifeless body is that of a 55-year-old man of Ukrainian nationality. The causes of death are investigated, and because the body has appeared without symptoms of violence, it is believed to have died due to weather conditions.
The finding of another body in Tavernes de la Valldigna is also investigated , although, due to its state of decomposition, it is believed that the cause of death may be different from the consequences of the storm.
The first mortal victim of 'Gloria' was a 44-year-old man. The man lost his life Sunday morning in the municipality of Aller, near the winter resort of San Isidro (León), after being hit by a vehicle. At the time of the impact, the deceased was putting the chains to circulate on the snow and continue traveling.
In the afternoon, another 63-year-old man from Madrid died in Pedro Bernardo (Ávila) due to the fall of a roof tile due to the wind. The incident occurred on the land next to the house of his property, where some friends found him after the warning given by the wife of the deceased, who was not in the town, seeing that he did not take the phone.
During the morning, a 54-year-old woman died in the Valencian town of Gandía as a result of hypothermia. It is a homeless person who lived, together with a homeless man, in the surroundings of the park of L'Estació.
Also in the Valencian Community, a man of about 70 years died in Moixent (Valencia), as confirmed by sources of the Ministry of Health, who have pointed out that we will have to wait for an autopsy to determine the causes of death.
About nine o'clock this Monday, the Generalitat Emergency Service 112 received a notice that there was a person collapsed in an area that was difficult to access due to the adverse weather conditions suffered by the Community these days.
For this reason, the Civil Guard accompanied the health personnel who have moved to the place. The man has been transferred to the health center but nothing has been done to save his life.
The deceased was approximately 70 years old and the autopsy will clarify the circumstances of the death, as explained by the same sources
In fact, the storm keeps several regions in northern and southern Catalonia on alert due to the risk of river overflow, which has led to preventively evacuate 40 people in the Girona municipality of Hostalric from homes near the Tordera river.
Also, the authorities and emergency managers of Girona have spent the night attentive to the flow of the Onyar River, aware of the possibility of overflow, especially early this Wednesday.
The regions with the highest risk are the Alt Empordà, the Baix Empordà, the Gironès, the Pla de l'Estany and the Jungle, as well as the Baix Ebre, the Montsià and the Terra Alta, where the storm is unloading with special virulence, and It has been recommended to cancel school activities to avoid the displacement of minors.
On the other hand, in Maresme, the region most affected by this measure, schools are expected to reopen throughout this Wednesday due to the forecast that the storm will slow down throughout the night.
Infrastructures have been the other major victims of the day, with a total of 27 roads affected, fifteen of which are cut by floods, wind or by falling trees.
Civil Protection has demanded prudence and responsibility to the citizens for the "critical moment" of the storm and has lamented that several people have approached the seafront to take photographs of the waves, a behavior that they have rejected outright.
In Barcelona, the swell caused by the storm 'Gloria' has surpassed the breakwaters of the Port Olímpic and caused the sinking of a boat moored in the area.
Given this situation, the Port of Barcelona maintains its maritime operations paralyzed due to strong waves and wind, which do not allow ships to leave their facilities.
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