Storms Flood Parts of Northern Spain

Parts of northern Spain were battered by strong winds of around 90 km/h and 10 metre high waves during Saturday and Sunday 2 February 2014. Further storms and severe weather has been forecast for Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria.

A teenage boy was swept away by waves on Sunday afternoon in the town of Foz in the region of Galicia. Spanish news agencies said the boy was aged 15 and was swept away as he was cycling along the waterfront with a friend who escaped. Emergency services are still looking for the boy.

High waves and floods hit the towns of San Sebastian, Irun, Zarautz and Deba.

The waves caused damage to coastal roads and walkways, while tidal flood waters reached further inland, causing damage to buildings including many commercial buildings in the old town of San Sebastian.

There are currently still 3 red warnings from AEMET for strong winds in Lugo (Galicia), Asturias and Cantabria.

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