The rising water in the Ebro valley in Navarra, Aragón and Cataluña has been described as ‘extraordinary’
Recent torrential rain and melting snow have lead to the complicated situation. Navarra has activated flood warning level one where most villages fear flood later today. Alerts also in place in several towns in Aragón where they expect the highest levels tomorrow
The Consul of Territorial and Interior Policy for Aragón, Antonio Suárez, announced today that in the face of the extraordinary wave which is coming down the Ebro, he has requested the services of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) and they will be evacuating some people as a precautionary measure.
The Mayor of Milagro (Navarra) Yolanda Ibáñez, said her town had very badly hit, as the Aragón and Ebro rives were already about to burst their banks before this latest flood and this has led to a great deal of damage.
Speaking to the public she understood their problem, but there was nothing to be done, and that is why we get so angry when this happens.
The Mayor of Castejón,(Navarra) Ana Yolanda Manrique, who attends to a population of 4,316 people, reports the floods have destroyed crops and the N-113 road has been impassable for some time, affecting the local petrol station and other businesses.
There are 15 provinces on yellow or orange alert for strong winds of 100km/h, for avalanches and melting snow in the areas close to the Pyrenees, according to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet).