Balance of damage caused by storm Bruno

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The storm Bruno has entered Spain and has caused damage in much of the north. During the last hours it has caused the death of a 56-year-old man in Tarragona, in addition to strong waves in all coastal areas, heavy snowfalls that have forced the use of chains, interruptions in rail traffic and more damage to public roads.

Do you want to see the balance of damage that Bruno has caused?

Damage caused

Strong winds and rains in Galicia, Asturias and part of Castilla y León

Bruno has caused the death of a 56-year-old man who, fixing his window, lost his balance due to the wind and fell into the inner courtyard. Although Civil Protection and three units of the Emergency Medical System tried to revive him, they could not. The deceased is a neighbor of Segur Calafell in Tarragona.

Until noon yesterday only, the emergency number 112 received almost 540 calls with incidents related to the damage caused by the wind in different areas. The wind reached gusts of between 76 and 102 km / h causing fall of branches, detachment of scaffolding and posters, collapse of walls and other more unstable elements. The damage caused came to cut off the old road to Salou (in Tarragona), due to the fall of several large trees that endanger circulation

As for rail traffic, it has also been affected in various parts of Tarragona. In addition, in Barcelona, ​​the strong gusts of wind have destroyed dozens of stalls at the Feria de Reyes de la Gran Vía and forced traffic to stop to fix the damage.

A 74-year-old woman has been hit by some rubble that have detached from a facade and has been transferred to Elda Hospital. All these damages have been caused by the strong wind.

Strong waves

beach closures

As for the coastal areas, in Asturias waves of more than 10 meters high have been observed in the port of Gijón with wind gusts of more than 120 km / h. To avoid damage to boats and fishermen, the entire fleet is moored.

Heavy snowfalls have forced drivers to stop on back roads and put chains on.

Oviedo has also suffered various damages due to the wind that exceeded 70km / h even felling trees in Campo de San Francisco, causing damage to the tourist office.

The closure of the entrances to Mount Urgull has been necessary in the Basque Country, in addition to the Paseo Nuevo, the breakwater at Zurriola beach and the Peine del Viento. The strongest gusts of wind have been recorded at Cape Matxitako, in Vizcaya. The gusts have reached 163km / h.

What has not yet been mentioned, but has been a major obstacle due to the wind, has been air traffic. Up to 7 flights that had Bilbao as their destination have been forced to withdraw by diverting to another side or returning to the starting point.

Damage in Andalusia

snowfall by bruno

Andalusia has not been as affected by this storm as the northernmost part of Spain. However, 112 has also registered up to 22 incidents at points in the capital of Jaén due to numerous falling branches, obstacles on the road and falling Christmas decorations.

In Granada, winds of 100 km / h In areas such as Veleta, they have prevented the opening of the Sierra Nevada ski resort and have also caused significant damage to several beaches in the municipality of Motril, regenerated by the General Directorate of Coasts last summer.

On the other hand, in Tarifa the port had to be closed and the suspension of the maritime line with Morocco had to be forced.

This is the summary of the damage caused by storm Bruno in Spain, the first storm of winter. As you can see, these days it is better, whenever possible, not to leave the house to be well protected from possible damage.

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