Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Two Britons reportedly killed as flash flooding hits Majorca

Forecasters said around 20cm of rain fell in four hours Forecasters said around 20cm of rain fell in four hours
Frederick Owens | 11 October, 2018, 12:05

Dramatic video footage on social media shows raging torrents of water gushing through the streets of the town, with reports that more than 20 centimetres of rain fell in just four hours.

One witness told a local newspaper he had to swim out of his auto through a window to safety.

"I hardly had any clothes on me as they all got caught on a metal fence when I was swimming".

At least ten people have died and it's thought that one child is still missing following a series of devastating floods which swept across the holiday island of Mallorca, in Spain's Balearic Islands.

Two Britons are thought to have been killed during flash floods in Majorca.

"We have lots of vacation homes", Bauza said.

Emergency services sent out tweets in Spanish, Catalan, English and German in an indication of the prevalence of tourists and foreign residents on the island.

Many more foreigners live in the archipelago.

People clean the mud from their houses in Sant Llorenc, the town hardest hit by the downpours located 60 kilometers (40 miles) east of Mallorca's capital, Palma, Spain, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.

Missing Saudi journalist's fiancée asks for Trump's help
Sabah newspaper published the names and years of birth of 15 Saudis it said arrived at Istanbul's Ataturk airport on October 2. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders added that the U.S. would continue to inquire about the fate of the journalist.


Melania Trump: #MeToo Accusers Must Show "Hard Evidence" To Be Believed
First Lady Melania Trump said women who make sexual assault accusations "need to be heard" - but so do men. She added that she supports women, and also men.


Florida Braces For 'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Michael To Hit Panhandle On Wednesday
Having lived in Florida for the last 20 years, Richard said he is taking all necessary precautions. A storm surge of up to 12 feet is forecast for a large section of the Florida coast.


"I don't have anything with me, just the pyjama", he was quoted as saying.

"I took refuge on the roof of a neighbour's house where I stayed for awhile", he told AFP, adding that he watched as his vehicle was swept away by the current.

Other victims were found in Arta and the coastal village of S'illot, where the creek that overflowed reaches the sea.

Around 400 emergency workers were working to search for people and help those affected, the regional government said.

Emergency services assisted by the military were said to be also searching for a five-year-old boy missing since the disaster.

Most of the victims were discovered in the town of Sant Llorenc and another in S'illot.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: 'We are supporting the family of two British people following their deaths in Spain, and will do all we can to assist them at this deeply hard time. "Our heartfelt condolences to the relatives of those who died from the floods of Sant Llorenç", the academy wrote on Twitter.

Many locals hit by the flooding spent the night in sports centres.

Recommended

  • A second Royal Family member decides not to attend Princess Eugenie's wedding

    A second Royal Family member decides not to attend Princess Eugenie's wedding

    Accompanying the news were several sweet throwback photos of the couple and their siblings to mark the special occasion. She is Theodora Williams, six, daughter of the singer Robbie Williams and his actress wife Ayda Field.
    Global mental health report blasts South Africa for Esidimeni

    Global mental health report blasts South Africa for Esidimeni

    What are the symptoms of a mental illness? This plea was made on Wednesday at the commemoration of the World Mental Health Day . WHO, in its recommendations, called for the integration of mental health into primary healthcare.
    Jimmy Butler Swore At Timberwolves GM, Challenged Teammates At Heated Practice

    Jimmy Butler Swore At Timberwolves GM, Challenged Teammates At Heated Practice

    Butler requested a trade before the start of training camp but the Wolves have been unable to find a trade to their satisfaction. As the GM watched on the sidelines during a scrimmage, sources said that Butler yelled to Layden: "You f--ing need me, Scott".
  • Trump Takes Swipe at Fed as Stocks Tumble

    Trump Takes Swipe at Fed as Stocks Tumble

    Trump was briefed on the market turmoil earlier in the day, a White House official said. As stocks go down, tech goes down more than the stock market, ' she said.
    China orders more lending to entrepreneurs amid trade spat

    China orders more lending to entrepreneurs amid trade spat

    The cut is equivalent to an injection of 750 billion yuan ($109 billion) in cash into the financial market. RMB 450 billion of the cash released will be used to offset maturing medium-term lending facility loans.

    XXXTentacion's Mother Accepts His Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album at AMAs

    Hudgens also styled her hair in a chic bob that flipped to one side, giving her the look of an Old Hollywood starlet. Despite having the year's top-selling album and three number one hits, Drake missed out on an award.
  • Hubble Space Telescope Withdrawn Offline Succeeding Gyroscope Collapse

    Hubble Space Telescope Withdrawn Offline Succeeding Gyroscope Collapse

    Hubble usually uses three gyros at a time for maximum efficiency, but can continue to make scientific observations with just one. The James Webb Space Telescope , the successor to Hubble, is scheduled to be launched in March 2021.
    Meghan Markle's sister Samantha turned away from Kensington Palace after unannounced visitNaija247news

    Meghan Markle's sister Samantha turned away from Kensington Palace after unannounced visitNaija247news

    The source goes on to confident: "As she had no response, she has not had other choice than to come without having been invited". The Mirror has reported that Samantha Markle , 53, was turned away by security after she had "demanded" to see the duchess.
    Hurricane Michael: Florida gas shortages reported

    Hurricane Michael: Florida gas shortages reported

    Farther inland, damaging winds, torrential rain and life-threatening flash floods are forecast for parts of Georgia and Alabama. Its strongest winds extended up to 45 miles from the center, and some parts of Florida were already feeling its impact.
  • GOP: Leftist Persecution of Kavanaugh Just the Beginning

    GOP: Leftist Persecution of Kavanaugh Just the Beginning

    Polling so far suggests that is not the case. "If the Democrats take the House, this is what it will look like every day". McConnell added that "this business of presidential harassment may or may not quite be the victor they think it is".
    Huawei Mate 20X Gaming Smartphone to Be Launched on October 16

    Huawei Mate 20X Gaming Smartphone to Be Launched on October 16

    The rear of the devices show the triple camera setup on the rear of the device and the lack of a fingerprint sensor on the rear. Huawei has officially announced its Huawei Mate 20X gaming smartphone, which will launch along with Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro .

    "The Walking Dead" Season 9 Premiere Becomes Lowest-Rated In Series History

    The previous low had been held by the series pilot episode, which debuted to a 2.7 rating in 2010 and drew 5.3 million viewers. In comparison, the season 8 premiere drew a 5.0 rating and 11.4 million viewers a year ago .

Tropical Storm Michael forms in the Caribbean Tropical Storm Michael forms in the Caribbean Michael was lashing western Cuba late Monday morning with heavy rains and strong winds , according to the hurricane center. A hurricane watch has been declared for the Alabama-Florida border to the Suwannee River in Florida.

Red Sox troll Yankees with celebration music Red Sox troll Yankees with celebration music Price surrendered three runs off three hits (including two homers) in just 1.2 innings of work in the 6-2 Boston loss. Twitter absolutely went off on Hernandez during and after the game and he was actually trending in the USA after.

"Polio-like" Disease may spread in Minnesota after Six Cases Since mid-September, six children under the age of 10 were hospitalized and diagnosed with AFM in Minnesota. Acute flaccid myelitis affects a person's nervous system and can paralyze a child's arms and legs.

McConnell says no GOP senator for Sessions' job McConnell says no GOP senator for Sessions' job The president went on to describe the Kavanaugh hearings as unjust to the man he appointed for a seat on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh is accompanied by his wife Ashley Kavanaugh, third from left, and children Margaret, second from left, and Liza.

Order for Khashoggi’s murder came from the top say Turkish officials Order for Khashoggi’s murder came from the top say Turkish officials No security footage has been released showing the journalist leaving the premises. "The free world deserves answers", Mr. Angry lawmakers likely won't cause the administration to turn away from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Research shows unionists prefer Brexit over the territorial integrity of the UK Research shows unionists prefer Brexit over the territorial integrity of the UK Following the College of Commissioners meeting, two commissioners stressed the importance of continued UK/EU co-operation on security after Brexit.

PlayStation Network online ID change feature coming in early 2019 PlayStation Network online ID change feature coming in early 2019 Players will be able to change their name once for free, however additional name changes after the first will cost a small fee. The standard price for a name change is going to be $9.99, and PlayStation Plus members will only need to pay $4.99.

Google reveals Pixel 3, bigger Pixel 3 XL smartphone Google reveals Pixel 3, bigger Pixel 3 XL smartphone The colors available could be the aforementioned white (Chalk) and gray (Charcoal), but there could also be a new Coral variant. The Pixel 2 XL was originally priced at Rs. 73,000 for the 64GB model, while its 128GB storage model came at Rs. 82,000.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte to have roles at royal wedding Prince George, Princess Charlotte to have roles at royal wedding Rather, Camilla will be occupied with a work-related matter that was scheduled before the date of her step-niece's wedding was revealed.

Video shows suspects in Saudi writer's disappearance Video shows suspects in Saudi writer's disappearance He has been critical of some policies of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Riyadh's intervention in the war in Yemen. He served as an adviser to top Saudi officials, but later fell out of favour with the government.

Hurricane Michael | Michael strengthens to Category 3 storm Hurricane Michael | Michael strengthens to Category 3 storm Scott is ensuring that state and local government has ample time, resources and flexibility to get prepared for this storm. For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.

Google tweaks developers guidelines after Google+ breach Google tweaks developers guidelines after Google+ breach The Google Plus security blunder could still give the US Congress a reason to enforce tighter laws surrounding data collection. As for Google+, the search giant won't miss it that much because the site never got off the ground with end users.

Mohamed Salah shortlisted in 30-man roster for the Ballon d’Or Mohamed Salah shortlisted in 30-man roster for the Ballon d’Or Other nominees are Pernille Harder, Lindsey Horan, Fran Kirby, Sam Kerr, Lieke Martens, Megan Rapinoe and Christine Sinclair. Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has been included in the list alongside Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.

It is my dream to play for Madrid - Hazard It is my dream to play for Madrid - Hazard SPORTbible recently had the opportunity to speak with Hazard , who praised the influence of Chelsea teammate N'Golo Kanté. Hazard is constantly grouped in the same class of player as the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Sullivan County Health Department encourages getting flu shot early Sullivan County Health Department encourages getting flu shot early To protect adults and children alike from the risk of flu and its complications, flu vaccinations are available through the NHS. Thus, the University's single-insurance acceptance policy does not reflect the wide availability of compensated vaccines.