Violent storms hammer Mallorca

DEVASTATION: A waterspout ripped the tops off trees in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains CREDIT: Proteccio Civil Muro Facebook @pcmuro

VIOLENT weather hammered Mallorca on Saturday, bringing down hundreds of trees and causing blocked roads and power outages.
Giant hailstones of up to two centimetres across pelted down on areas including Bunyola, Valldemossa, Soller and Escorca mid-morning before the storm moved on to Andratx, Calvia and Palma.

Several of the island capital’s beaches had to be closed due to discharges of untreated waste water.
A waterspout, or tornado forming over water, wreaked havoc in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. The tops of trees were torn off and there were landslides, leaving roads impassable.

CREDIT: Proteccio Civil Muro Facebook @pcmuro

Downed power lines took out the electricity in Deia, Valldemossa, Estellencs Banyalbufar, Puigpunyent and Esporles. Some parts of Arta and Llucmajor were also affected.
The Soller train service was suspended due to a fallen tree.
There was flooding in some parts of Soller, as well as Inca, Alaro and Lloseta.
CREDIT: AEMET_Baleares Twitter @AEMET_Baleares

Firefighters had to put out a fire sparked off by a lighting strike in Canyamel.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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