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Boats stranded and beaches flooded by the storm in Ibiza

The Aemet is maintaining the yellow warning for coastal phenomena and strong winds in Ibiza on Monday

The storm kept Ibiza on yellow alert this Sunday for strong winds and coastal phenomena that caused damage at different points along the coast, with flooded beaches and stranded boats. In addition, the port of La Savina in Formentera was closed for an hour and several sea routes were cancelled. The warnings in the interior of the island were mainly due to falling branches and rockslides.

Platja d’en Bossa was one of the most affected areas. In this part of Ibiza the landscape was completely transformed throughout the day because of the waves that completely flooded a good part of the beach, including the strip of beach clubs, where the hammocks, Balinese beds, tables and umbrellas are located.

On this beach, moreover, he was stranded, because of the bad weather, a catamaran of 23 meters in length, as reported by the City Council of Sant Josep. Although despite the unfavorable conditions, there are those who did not hesitate to take advantage of the Sunday morning and the swell to practice kitesurfing or even swimming.

At midday, the Ibiza Town Hall raised the red flag on all the beaches of the municipality due to the storm and asked the public to take precautionary measures to avoid risks. On the beach of Talamanca, a drifting sailboat forced to prohibit bathing because the wreckage was reaching the shore and endangered bathers. The occupants of the boat, according to the Consistory, were in good condition.

The red flag, raised in Platja d’en Bossa due to the storm TONI ESCOBAR

Another boat that was anchored on the beach sank because of the heavy rain, wind and waves, which reached the gangway. The waves also flooded the beach of ses Figueretes, where the bad weather also caused the breakage of a section of the fence of the promenade.

Preventive mobilization

Local Police and Civil Protection personnel were mobilized in Vila to deal with possible incidents caused by the DANA. A patrol of the Local Police went, in the morning, to the promenade for to remove several branches of a tree that had fallen without causing damage and that the gardeners will finish, during this Monday, to remove completely.

In addition, two agents and firefighters, with a vertical ladder, intervened in the Marina, in front of an ice cream shop and the Peixet barwhere several tiles had fallen from the roof of one of the buildings. Firefighters removed the tiles because of the pedestrian risk and were responsible, on the other hand, to remove the branches fallen by the wind from several trees in the Parque de la Paz and other streets such as Bisbe Llocer and Carles Roman Ferrer, as well as in Cala Tarida.

In another point of the city, at the bastion of Santa Llúcia, several troops from Civil Protection were working to protect the tents installed for the celebration of the Jazz festival, at risk of being blown away. To avoid flooding, the City Council had carried out preventive cleaning works in the torrent of Cas Capità before the arrival of the DANA to the island.

Incidents throughout the Balearic Islands

112 reported that it registered 45 minor incidents throughout the archipelago attended by the 112 emergency coordination center. Although most occurred in Mallorca (24), in Ibiza 17 emergencies were registered in total up to the closing of this edition: six in Santa Eulària, six in Vila, four in Sant Josep and one in Sant Antoni; in Formentera there have been three incidents and one in Mahón.

In the case of Santa Eulària, the City Council received the information, by 112, that two boats had been stranded at es Canar beach and another one at Cala Llonga. After the warning, the Consistory moored the boats and took care of moving them away from the shore so that the waves would not drag them back into the sea. In the case of Cala Llonga, the affected boat is a five-meter motorboat that apparently took part of the beaconing of the beach.

The Dana Causes The Closure Of The Port Of La Savina One Hour And Cancellations And Delays In Ferries

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Windsurfer Enjoying The Bad Weather

Windsurfer enjoying the bad weather

In the same municipality, in the area of the Agroturismo Can Toni Xumeu, fell the branch of a tree that was cutting the path of a local road and was removed almost immediately.

In Sant Antoni, the storm did not cause much damage. Although it did affect the neighborhood of Can Bonet, which was left without electricity for the second time in just two weekson this occasion for at least eight hours.

Last week, this portmanyí neighborhood located on the outskirts of Sant Antoni was left in darkness for three hours due to the passage of the squall ‘Betty’ on the island. Yesterday, at the time of going to press, power had not yet been restored in the area. The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) maintains this Monday the yellow alert activated by adverse weather conditions.

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