Atlantic storms have been battering many parts of Europe’s coastal areas with winds of up to 160 kilometres per hour. France 3 produced a report from wet and windy Brittany.
In Galicia, northwest Spain, incessant rains have pushed dams to 90 percent of their capacity and several have burst their banks. TVE toured the country.
In Portugal, there has also been relentless rain. Major rivers have overflowed and some communities have been completely cut off by water, RTP reported.
Storms and huge waves have eroded the French Atlantic coast by more than 10 metres in several places. Furthermore, Europe’s tallest sand dune could also be at risk, as France 2 discovered.