Photo: Three Still Missing as Spain's Rain Eases
The storm that for two days has been deluging southern and eastern Spain, leaving 10 people dead, eased up somewhat on Sunday, although three people remain missing and there are still traffic circulation problems on some roadways.
In the region of Murcia, the Civil Guard is looking for a German woman who disappeared on Friday, the day the storm began, while driving her car from Puerto Lumbreras to Lorca.
Two other people are missing in the region of Andalusia, a 52-year-old British woman, Diana Dudas,. who disappeared in the town of Vera, in Almeria, and a man who vanished in the Guadalhorce Valley in Malaga.
In addition, a man was seriously injured when a tornado hit the Mediterranean town of Gandia during the storm and knocked over the Ferris wheel at the local fairgrounds.
Several highways remain cut, particularly the A-7 in Murcia and the AP-7 in Almeria, where traffic circulation has been completely halted at some spots.
Renfe, Spain’s national railway company, said that it was able to reestablish rail service in Andalusia at 10 p.m. (2000 GMT) on Saturday.
In addition, the high-velocity train service between Madrid and Valencia has been operating normally since just before 5 a.m. (0300 GMT) Sunday after having been halted all day on Saturday.
Also, authorities are working to free the two merchant ships that went aground on Friday night near the city port.
The heavy rain has caused electricity and telephone problems, and also ironically water supply problems, as well as damaging numerous homes and private vehicles.