The storm caused by the storm Ciaránwith winds of up to 100 kilometers per hour, in addition to heavy rain, waves and snow in parts of the Pyrenees, remains on an orange or yellow alert for another day in the eastern end of the country and, above all, in the Cantabrian and Galician coast, which is in red for extreme risk. In the last few hours, a 45-year-old driver suffered various injuries when a palm tree fell on the vehicle he was driving on an avenue in Elche (Alicante) due to intense gusts of wind.
The storm has been hitting the Peninsula for hours, leaving numerous incidents, the most serious being the death yesterday of a young woman in Madrid after being hit by a tree uprooted by strong gusts of wind.
Yesterday another woman was injured with various bruises while driving on Alicante Avenue, north of Elche, this Thursday, and a palm tree fell on her. A Basic Life Support ambulance treated her at the scene and took her to the city’s General Hospital.
Falling trees caused other incidents in the rest of Spain. In Almeria, a palm tree falling on a bus shelter injured two people. One of them, a 64 year old woman, is hospitalized in very serious condition. In that same province, a 40 year old man He is also in the ICU after suffering a fall from a height while working.
The Emergency 112 Andalusia service has coordinated, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. this Thursday, a total of 427 incidents due to adverse meteorological phenomena related to the passage of the storm Ciarán through Andalusia. Another of the most serious was the fall of a traffic sign on a woman in Jaén, who has been injured in the head, on Carrera de Jesús street in the capital.