Tuesday, October 25, 2011

After the storm...


...the sun is back, and the clouds have withdrawn. Now my beautiful Barcelona is just as shiny as ever.
It wasn’t just me who thought the rain yesterday was extraordinary. Apparently it caused quite some problems.

The first storm of this fall caused up to 162 kilometers of queues in the highways accessing Barcelona due to accidents (I guess they’re not used to driving in heavy rain?...), delays on the trains, while big regions outside of Barcelona were left with no electricity four hours, and the firemen were busy with numerous inundations and some evacuations.

The automatic weather station in Barcelona centre informed that there had been an accumulation of 54 liters of water yesterday! And further up the coast, in Malgrat de Mar (about 1 hour from Barcelona) a total of 144 liters. That is crazy! I can’t quite get my head around it, but I guess I should be able to trust the big newspapers…

Although the warm sun dries everything up pretty fast, this morning there was still traces of all the water:

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