I wandered down Malvarossa beach to Patacona, the day after Storm Gloria smashed into the coast. Storm Gloria has claimed at least eight lives since it began smashing the region with rain, snow, and hail on Monday, leaving more than 200,000 people without power, flattening coastal buildings, destroying rice paddies and triggering weather alerts in more than 30 provinces.

Three people are still reported missing and waves reached a record 13.5m, port authorities said. It was described as the worst storm since 2003 “and likely of this century”, said the head of Barcelona’s beach services, Dani Palacios.

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Patacona Beach Front

Patacona Beach Front

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The Promenade At Patacona Eerily Empty

The Promenade At Patacona Eerily Empty

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A Lonely Figure Wanders The Beach

A Lonely Figure Wanders The Beach

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The Wooden Boardwalk Blown Away

The Wooden Boardwalk Blown Away

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Local Businesses Hit Hard

Local Businesses Hit Hard

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A Car Washed Away From A Car Park Onto The Beach

A Car Washed Away From A Car Park Onto The Beach

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No Paella Today

No Paella Today

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Buoys Ripped From Their Moorings And Washed Onto The Beach

Buoys Ripped From Their Moorings And Washed Onto The Beach

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The Sea Finally Calming Down

The Sea Finally Calming Down

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A Local Inspecting The Damage

A Local Inspecting The Damage

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