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Andalucía emergency services called to 300 incidents due to storms


The Andalucían emergency services responded to 300 incidents on Sunday, December 11, due to the effects of storms

The emergency service 112 of Andalucía responded to around 300 incidents across the community due to the passage of storm Efraín. Most of the warnings issued by AEMET- Spain’s weather agency- have been due to the strong gusts of wind that have been registered in the region.

The provinces of Seville, Cádiz, Jaén, and Granada are the ones that have concentrated the highest volume of calls. The strong gusts of wind registered in Andalucía prompted most of the warnings, such as the fall of branches from trees onto the road networks. Other elements such as floating rubbish containers, and damage to town hall Christmas decorations were responsible for some callouts.

So far, there are no reports of any personal injury to the inhabitants of the region.

On Sunday in Granada, there were rockfalls on different roads in the road network such as the A-4133, in Vélez de Benaudalla; the GR-5300 in Jete; on the A-348, in Almogíjar, and the GR-3200, Pinos Genil.

In the afternoon, a vehicle was swept away by the current on the road that connects Alhendín with Ogíjares, under the GR-30 at kilometer 21, due to the overflow of the Dílar river. As reported by the Firefighters, the occupant of the vehicle managed to escape unharmed and did not require medical assistance.

Storm Efraín is expected to approach the Spanish peninsula this week. It will bring heavy rain to much of the country but particularly the south. Several provinces will stay on yellow alert for rain, wind, and high seas.

Read more about the storms: Yellow weather alerts for heavy rain across Andalucía

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