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Torrential rains flood Malaga as province remains on orange alert

PUBLISHED: November 18, 2012 at 9:31 am  •  LAST EDITED: December 7, 2012 at 9:53 am
Andalucia, Malaga  •  5 Comments

Torrential rains flood Malaga as province remains on orange alert

• VINUELA FLOODING: This photograph by Olive Press reader Barry Foote shows the tunnel under the main road leading to Cortijos Romero and the Hotel Viñuela. The road sign shows the water depth to be approaching two metres

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SEVERE weather warnings remain in place across the Malaga province after a weekend of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

The alert affects the Costa del Sol, the Guadalhorce Valley and the Axarquia.

Malaga city centre was hit particularly hard on Saturday with many flooded streets around the El Corte Ingles department store. Many traffic lights were out of order causing major delays on some roads.

The 112 emergency service reported that they attended over three hundred incidents in Malaga in a five-hour period, mainly in the capital, due to the downpour.

Water bubbles from the storm drains outside Maria Zambrano railway station in Malaga city centre on Saturday. Photograph by Olive Press reader Colin Knowles.

Flooding of houses, garages, and basements and problems on the road network were the main reason for alerting the emergency services.

So far some 30 families have had to be evacuated from their homes in the province.

There have been no reports of personal injury.


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November 18th, 2012 5:31 pm

Love the video. Darwin Awards shortlist ? Do people still not realise how powerful moving water is ?


November 18th, 2012 6:42 pm

“Best Climate in Europe” they say… lol.

Diane o brien

November 18th, 2012 7:53 pm

Months of wonderful weather but then the risks of floods, earthquakes etc, but after another windy, wild and wet Orkney winter i’d be willing to take the risks!


November 19th, 2012 12:13 pm

Last few winter’s have been harsh. But the alternative, to guaranteed months of great weather,.. is the uk…


November 21st, 2012 9:44 am

Never under estimate the power of water

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