8 Oct, 2020 @ 16:15
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Future flood fears fuelled by climate change for parts of Spain’s Costa Blanca

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FOUR Costa Blanca areas have been named as being in the firing line from severe storms and flooding caused by climate change.

A report produced by the Observatory for Sustainability in Spain, has placed Altea, Calpe, Torrevieja, and the Orihuela Costa in a top 50 list of the country’s coastal urban areas that are at risk in the future.

Sea level rises and changes in currents, winds and tides will see properties, especially those right on the coast, more susceptible to flooding.

The report points out the Vega Baja region in the southern Costa Blanca is a very high risk flood zone.

That’s hardly fresh news to residents after the flood disaster of September 2019.

The survey says that since the area has minimal steep gradients, floodwater tends to spread quickly.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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