MAJORCA suffered its second storm battering in just over a week yesterday with storm-force gales and torrential rain causing havoc across the island.
The heavy rain began around dawn and several areas suffered localised flooding as drains and water coursing systems failed to cope with the drenching. In Palma, a high-pressure jet of water pierced concrete and sent a fountain of rain rising through a hole in a pavement.
Strong winds swept across Majorca from east to west bringing severe rain and causing damage to buildings and blowing down trees.
Streets were deserted as most people remained indoors to escape the persistent rain and biting northeasterly winds. Palma port was closed at 11.15am until 12.40pm and ferry sailings to the mainland were cancelled. Forecasters say the unsettled weather will continue for a few days.
Meanwhile, the Guardia Civil has launched an investigation after a large deserted life raft was mysteriously washed up near the port of Andratx.
It contained ample food and water supplies but was completely empty.
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