Spain

Strong winds cause huge losses on western coast of Huelva

Hurricane-like winds have caused havoc in various parts of the western coast of the Spanish province of Huelva. Even though they lasted just a few minutes, the force of the wind and the intensity of the downpour that came with it devastated numerous agricultural farms, especially in the Valdeflores area, northwest of the Cartaya municipal area, causing damage to greenhouses and berry, citrus and kaki plantations.

David Díaz Rodríguez, one of the most affected farmers from Cartagena, said that the phenomenon devastated more than three hectares of strawberry, blueberry and raspberry plantations on his farm alone. It also damaged a roof and knocked down everything in the way. A crew of workers toiled all afternoon to remove the plastics that had been lying on the plants "to avoid further damage to them." David said that one of the plots affected was "fully ready to be planted with raspberries the next day."

In addition to the coast of Huelva, the impact of the wind was also noticeable in points of the Andévalo and the Sierra. For its part, Emergencies 112 Andalusia had to deal a dozen incidents caused by the wind in the province from just before 3:30 pm on Friday.

 

Source: huelvainformacion.es


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