Malaga hit with yet more heavy rain and flooding

LAST UPDATED: 31 Dec, 2012 @ 07:44
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Malaga hit with yet more heavy rain and flooding

TORRENTIAL rainfall has hit Malaga province for the second time in six weeks.

In some areas 42 litres per metre square of rain has fallen.

In Alhaurin de la Torre, 14 people had to be evacuated, while around 50 houses have been left inaccessible and several people have been left stranded after roads were blocked.

Warnings were issued to residents in Arriate and Mijas where water was beginning to accumulate in ground floor flats and garages.

Motorists have been asked to be careful of loose rock falling on the road.

In Alora, the water supply has been cut off after its wells were filled with undrinkable water due to the rise in the level of Guadalhorce River.

Spain’s Meteorology Agency (AEMET) has issued orange alerts for the Axarquia, Ronda, Antequera, the Guadalhorce Valley and the Western Costa del Sol.

On September 28, heavy flooding across Malaga caused 12 deaths and caused devastation for thousands – with many still counting the cost.

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  1. Evacuated people were from Santa Amalia, a small village near Alhaurin De La Torre. They should be used to it as it happens just about every time it rains heavily. I believe many houses are illegal and really should not be there as they are so close to the Guadalhorce river. Coin not affected by evacuations. Back to sunshine tomorrow & for the coming days thank goodness.

  2. Carla,
    Dan is’nt ‘perfect’ but he is saying sensible things. If you buy or have built a house at ground level by a river whether legal or not then you are a fool – it seems there are a lot of fools around in every country.

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