Terrible Floods In North East Spain As The Ebro Bursts It´s Banks
Watching last night's news here in Spain was heartbreaking as people were filmed returning to their homes after flood waters receded from the river Ebro, which burst its banks due to heavy rain and meltwater from snowfall. Even more upsetting was seeing all the farm animals that had drowned in the floods, sheep, pigs, horse´s and cattle trapped inside barns and farm buildings could not escape the rising waters and drowned where they stood. It was terrible to see.
Water entered homes to a height of almost 2 meters, and many lost everything they owned.
The government has promised compensation and I just hope it gets to those people who are affected. Unlike when my area was hit by a huge wildfire and despite claiming, many of us never received a single cent.
One spokesperson talking about the floods made reference to it being a natural disaster, this too is disturbing in the fact that sometime insurance companies refuse to pay out when things are classified this way. I sincerely hope that all affected get enough monetary support to piece their homes and lives together again. It´s bad enough seeing everything you own ruined without being ripped off to boot.
NB. The image is of the Ebro flooding in 2003. The recent flood is just as bad if not worse.
Image Credit » Author Davidnovillas http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Novillas_6_Febrero_2003_FotoAerea_davidnovillas.JPG?uselang=en-gb public domain