Boats in Puerto Pollensa: just one part of the island that was affected by Storm Gloria.
Storm Gloria destruction and tragedy
Stormy weather is hardly unusual in Majorca, but Storm Gloria was out of the ordinary in that its effects were felt over a four-day period. On Sunday, most attention was turned towards Palma and the night party for the Sebastian fiestas. The winds and the rain weren't that exceptional during the day, but the weather was to deteriorate, leading to cancelled concerts and any amount of recrimination. The storm, it then became clear, was a significant weather event. Three people went missing; coastal areas took a severe battering; torrents overflowed; ships were unable to operate and bring supplies to the islands; cargo planes had to be used, as supermarkets ran short of perishable goods; parts of Majorca looked like disaster areas.