By John Smith • 25 January 2021 • 12:57
Plenty of clearing up to do after Storm Hortense
Credit: Bombers de Palma
FIRE Services as well as Police and Council workers across Mallorca were called in to help clear some of the most dangerous results of the arrival of Storm Hortense last week.
There were gusts of wind up to 120 km per hour and the 112 Emergency service revealed that there were some 360 recorded incidents with the majority being in Palma although power was lost in many municipalities.
Roads were blocked due to falling trees and buildings lost roofs with falling masonry being quite a danger and vessels that were out of the water being worked on also suffered.
Although the storm was expected, the severity was certainly greater than forecast.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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