Storms in Majorca caused widespread power cuts.

Storms in Majorca caused widespread power cuts.

30-08-2020Ultima Hora

Storms battered Majorca with torrential rain, thunder and lightning and a tornado on Saturday, causing extensive damage to crops, homes and cars in Esporles, Banyalbufar and Port des Canonge.

Electricity lines were brought down leaving many places with no power, telephone or internet connection and it could take several days for supplies to be reinstated.

A clean up operation began on Sunday with City Council and IBANAT personnel clearing the access roads to Esporles and Port des Canonge and a generator was brought in to supply electricity for residents of Banyalbufar.

Most of the water wells work with electric motors, so hundreds of people have had no fresh water since the storm.

Magdalena Frau, ENDESA's Communication Manager, says staff have been working non-stop since noon on Saturday to restore electricity supplies through alternative routes, but it could take some time for normal service to resume because the lines were seriously damaged.

On Monday, the Environment Minister, Miquel Mir, will visit the areas most affected by the storm.

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Mark Badoer / Hace about 1 year

Not to mention 12 dents in the roof and hood of my new car, as well as a huge crack and 4 smaller cracks in the front wind screen. The hail stones coming down were huge at times. Hurray for insurance!

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