Floods hit Spain, Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria
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Torrential rains lashing parts of Europe have killed at least seven people and sent search teams frantically sifting through mud and wreckage to try to find many more missing.
Among the hardest hit countries are Spain and Greece, where flood waters washed away roads and bridges and emergency services were dispatched. Thousands of calls for help.
Here’s what we know:
– There was a boy of 10 years old saved In Spain after he was hung from a tree for eight hours when his family’s car was washed away by flood waters, according to numerous media reports and the Madrid City Emergency Agency. The boy’s sister and mother were found separated, but his father is still missing.
It was the helicopters to publish Rescue teams headed to the Spanish region of Toledo, southwest of Madrid, to pull people from flooded rooftops. reach to 7 inches Rain fell in some parts of the country.
People in Volos, Greece, ignored orders not to drive, so much so that the city’s mayor walked the flooded streets to plead with motorists to go home.
– The Pelion region of Greece, where Volos is located, is forecast to receive up to 27 inches of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. At least one person was killed there.
Weather.com digital weather forecast Jonathan Beals Add:
Floods in Greece and floods in Spain are actually associated with a pattern called the omega mass. The pattern resembles the Greek letter Ω and is characterized by two low-pressure regions surrounding a high-pressure peak or dome. This pattern is often slow to disintegrate and can cause the atmosphere to remain stagnant for a week or two. You can think of this pattern as air constipation.
At the end of this dead-end pattern, in this case, were two low-pressure systems over the Iberian Peninsula and over the Balkans. The system over Greece has been officially named Tropical Storm Daniel by area weather service bureaus, but it may also develop into what is informally known as “Medicaine,” a subtropical storm with strong winds that often develops in the Mediterranean in the fall. . Months. They tend to cause trouble for Greece, Italy, Malta, and sometimes the northern coast of Africa.
Each storm should begin to weaken by the end of this week and the pattern may break down next week.
What else happens:
At least four people were reported killed by the floods in Turkey and two in Bulgaria.
Forest fires have killed at least 20 people in Greece so far this year. Some of those fires are still burning.
– Scientists say that heavy rainfall occurs more often due to climate change. A warmer atmosphere can hold more water, which can increase already heavy rainfall and flooding.
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Information from the Associated Press is used in this report.
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