Published on 4 September 2023
During the first weekend of September 2023, a slow-moving storm system, officially known as an upper-level isolated depression (DANA), has affected Spain, causing heavy rains and floods. The storm, as seen in this image acquired by a Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite on 3 September, caused two casualties in Huesca.
The Spanish Meteorological Agency (AEMET) issued a red alert for Madrid and Toledo, the highest of its three-tiered system. The Madrid City Council has urged residents of the capital to stay indoors as DANA creates a historic ‘exceptional and anomalous situation’.
The Copernicus Emergency Management System (CEMS) product portfolio includes two forecasting systems designed to support preparedness and emergency response for floods at European and global levels: the European Flood Awareness System (EFAS) and the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS).
DG DEFIS. (2023, September 4). Storm DANA hits Spain. Copernicus Image of the Day.