Flash flood in Spain, 1962

Event details

ID 1287
Country Spain
Year 1962
Start date 1962-09-25
End date 1962-09-27
Flood source Besos; Llobregat
Event Type Flash
Area Flooded (km^2) 0
Fatalities 815
Persons affected 20000
Regions affected (v2010) ES511
Regions affected (v2010) [Regions names] Barcelona
Losses (nominal value) 2700000000
Losses (original currency) Spanish Pe
Losses (mln EUR, 2020) 616
Cause Extreme rainfall up to 250 mm in less than 6 h
References: CRED (2023)
Barredo (2007)
Barrera et al. (2006)
Olcina Cantos (2008)
Díaz de Terán et al. (1997)
Martín Vide and Llasat Botija (2000)

Regions affected