Emergencies services are also trying to locate four missing people, including a young British holidaymaker in Ibiza.
Catalan’s Interior Minister confirmed that 64 people had been injured in the storm as it finally looked set to ebb on Wednesday afternoon.
Schools across the region remained closed with more than 149,000 students kept at home.
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After four days with red alerts across the eastern part of Spain and the Balearic Islands, the state weather agency lowered the risk to amber and yellow warnings.
22/01 12:01 #AEMET #FMA nivel naranja por lluvias para mañana en Cataluña . Imagen del mapa de avisos en vigor a las 12:01 . Para ver una tabla de avisos actualizada haga CLIC EN LA IMAGEN o visite https://t.co/3ce1BF7jDj https://t.co/NAhDnCne1M
— AEMET (@AEMET_Esp) January 22, 2020
The biggest waves ever seen by Spain in the Mediterranean have been recorded during Storm Gloria on the Balearic Islands.
Authorities said they had recorded waves of 14.8 metres in height in Menorca, beating the previous record of 13.6 off the island in 2001.
Footage shows waves breaking over four storey buildings in PortoColom in Mallorca, estimated to have reached the whooping height of 14 metres
Meanwhile on the mainland in Catalonia, authorities warned of an “historic catastrophe” as wetlands in the Ebro delta disappeared under seawater.
Satellite images revealed the extent of the flooding as 320 square hectares of the delta disappeared under water.
The fragile ecosystem containing rice paddies, sand dunes and riverside woodland have suffered severe damage during Storm Gloria as it battered Spain’s east coast for the fourth day.
Storm #Gloria has caused a storm sturge that has ravaged the Ebro delta up to 3 km inland, resulting in severe damage to the rice paddies
Before/after comparison using a #Sentinel1 ??? radar image acquired yesterday 22 January@astro_duque @mapagob @el_pais @europapress pic.twitter.com/OjQLgcTsY5
— Copernicus EMS (@CopernicusEMS) January 22, 2020
Storm Gloria which is now moving north into France has left disaster in its wake as it swept cross the eastern part of the Peninsula and the Baleric Islands.
Javea on the Costa Blanca was among the worst affected in the Valencia region.
And in Mallorca's Port de Pollença more than a dozen yachts were washed up on the sand after being ripped from their moorings in the marina.
— Lesley Atterwill????? (@LesleyAtterwill) January 22, 2020