Two dead and three missing

Two dead and three missing

The provinces of Toledo and Madrid are affected by severe weather in the form of heavy rainfall.

Toledo is located 70 kilometers south of Madrid.

According to the Spanish newspaper El Pais The rainy weather has so far claimed two lives. A 20-year-old died in an elevator in Casarubios del Monte, while a man lost his life on the A-40 motorway in the municipality of Bargas in the province of Toledo.

A ten-year-old boy clinging to a tree

A ten-year-old boy was rescued from a tree after the car he was riding in disappeared into the Alberch River on Sunday night. The boy’s mother and sister were located and taken to hospital.

The father of the family is still missing. The newspaper wrote that the accident occurred in the city of Aldeia del Fresno.

Aldea del Fresno: Severe weather started Sunday afternoon and continued through the night. The photo was taken on the morning of Monday, September 4, in Aldea del Fresno, Madrid region. Photograph: Oscar del Pozo Cañas/AFP
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They are also looking for a 54-year-old woman who was driving in Valmogado, Toledo. In addition, an 83-year-old man went missing in the municipality of Villamanta in Madrid. The man is supposed to have walked out.

The storm started on Sunday afternoon, and by 01:30 on Monday evening, emergency services in the Madrid region had already received 1,257 calls from people in vehicles and private homes.

120 mm in twelve hours

Even for Spain, Engfeld Villa, a meteorologist on duty at the Meteorological Institute, tells Dagbladet.

– In Spain, they are used to more rain than here in Norway, but it’s too much even for Spain, you say.

Rainfall: Roads in Toledo are flooded.  The photo was taken on Monday, September 4th.  Photo: Reuters/Isabel Infantes

Rainfall: Roads in Toledo are flooded. The photo was taken on Monday, September 4th. Photo: Reuters/Isabel Infantes
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She notes that Spanish meteorologists (Aemet) expect up to 120mm of rain in twelve hours.

“This is heavy rain in a relatively short time,” says Villa.

And during Storm Hans – which hit southern Norway in early August – no fewer than 107 mm were spotted in one day.

Falling: Water flows into a subway car in Madrid.  The photo was taken on Monday, September 4th.  Photo: Lorena Ontiveros/via Reuters

Falling: Water flows into a subway car in Madrid. The photo was taken on Monday, September 4th. Photo: Lorena Ontiveros/via Reuters
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– This was in Rogaland, which is not so badly affected by floods as it is more prepared for heavy rains. Indoors, it was Fang En Valdres who took the most in a single day with 88.5mm.

– in other words, much less over a longer period of time than what they advertise in Spain. But here it continued to rain for several days, says Villa.

Third highest ever

A yellow alert will remain in place for Madrid, which continued to experience heavy rain on Monday morning. The reason is that according to Emmett, there will be up to 15 mm of rain in one hour.

In Toledo, the total amount of rain accumulated was 91.2 mm during the day Sunday.

– This is the third highest water level ever recorded in Spain, El Pais writes.

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