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Madrid residents instructed to remain at residence as torrential rain sweeps throughout Spain

Madrid's mayor on September 3 advised all residents to stay at home as the capital braced itself for torrential rain and storms affecting parts of Spain.

A view exhibits a flooding alongside a motorway outdoors Toledo, Spain, September 3, 2023. REUTERS/Isabel Infantes

MADRID — Madrid’s mayor on Sunday, September 3, suggested all residents to remain at residence because the capital braced itself for torrential rain and storms affecting components of Spain.

Nationwide climate company AEMET issued a most purple alert, which suggests potential excessive hazard, for Sunday within the Madrid area, Toledo province, and the town of Cadiz.

It mentioned as much as 120 liters per sq. meter of rain might fall over 12 hours in Madrid.

“As a result of distinctive and irregular scenario, during which rainfall information might be damaged, I ask the folks of Madrid to remain at residence in the present day,” Madrid Mayor Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida wrote on X, previously Twitter.

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Darkish storm clouds have been gathering over Madrid through the early afternoon of Sunday, however many individuals have been outdoors as standard.

“I feel (the purple alert) is a good suggestion,” mentioned Madrid resident Manuel Loro, 42. “The very best factor to do is to not use your automotive in the present day. It’s going to be strongest at six o’clock so we’ll go residence earlier.”

Madrid’s emergency companies despatched texts to residents warning them of flood dangers and advising them to not use automobiles.

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LaLiga suspended a night match between Atletico Madrid and Sevilla on the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid as a result of alert.

In Alcanar, Tarragona, on Spain’s east coast, emergency companies have additionally confined residents to their properties attributable to flooding after 215 liters per sq. metre of rain previously 24 hours.


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