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WARNING: Spain braced for heavy storms in several regions as heatwave ends with sudden temperature drop

SPAIN’S meteorological agency has warned that storms are expected to hit in several regions of the peninsula towards the end of the week when...

Weatherman warns of possible torrential rains in Spain’s Andalucia this September

MARIO Picazo, meteorologist at Weathernetwork and ElTiempo.es has forecast a final stretch of summer and the beginning of autumn with floods and heavy rainfall. Over...

Valencian President visits Vega Baja pledging €12m for vital infrastructure work on Spain’s Costa Blanca

VEGA BAJA welcomed Valencian president Ximo Puig yesterday, May 2, as he came to announce some big spending plans. After the limitations exposed by, and...

After more than two years, “essential” cash arrives for flood protection schemes in Vega Baja area of Spain’s Costa...

SOME €16 million for dozens of flood defence projects in Vega Baja has finally arrived with local authorities in the area. Plans approved for all...

Flood prevention committee visits the last of all 27 municipalities in devastated Vega Baja on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FORMENTERA DEL SEGURA became the last of the 27 municipalities in the flood-hit Vega Baja region to be assessed. The town has received almost half...

EXPLAINER: On second anniversary of killer floods on Spain’s Costa Blanca, we explain the gota fria and how to...

FRIDAY 13th September 2019 was quite a remarkable date for the people of Costa Blanca South. A weather storm and the subsequent flooding caused millions...

“The fear continues” two years after fatal storms through lack of investment, admits local mayor on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ON THE second anniversary of the gota fria that killed seven people, destroyed property and devastated thousands of lives in Spain, one local mayor...

Global warming alert in Spain’s Malaga as maximum temperatures rise 3C in 60 years

MAXIMUM temperature readings in Malaga are on average 3C higher than they were 60 years ago, weather experts say. The rate of warming in Malaga...

New €680k flood prevention system planned for popular expat area on Spain’s Orihuela Costa

VILLAMARTIN is to get a new rain collector as part of a €680,000 sewerage renovation in the area. Problems with the current collector that runs...

Sports centre reopens on Spain’s Costa Blanca despite lack of emergency funds coming from regional government

ORIHUELA City Council made their feelings known when he visited the nearly-completed Municipal Sports Center of The Espeñetas this week. The refurbishment costs of €280,000...

Flood-ravaged city on Spain’s Costa Blanca produces 1300 page report on gota fria weighing over 4 kilos

ORIHUELA City Council has produced a two-volume book, packed with reports and recommendations following the devastating gota fria and floods of 2019. The city’s mayor,...

Promenade repairs to start after delays at popular beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA is seeing long-awaited repair work start today(January 11) at the Paseo de La Glea in Campoamur. Officials from the council oversaw the first...

Two solar power farms may be scrapped in Spain’s Vega Baja as area now classed as flood plain

TWO huge solar power farms planned for Spain’s Vega Baja region are now in doubt because of a combination of bad timing and poor...

ONE YEAR ON: ‘Heroes’ of 2019 floods remembered with commemorative plaque on Spain’s Costa Blanca

The town hall of Almoradi, which was massively hit by the storms and subsequent flooding over the weekend of September 14 and 15 last year, unveiled a plaque at its ‘ground zero’

‘We are STILL in fear’ admits mayor on anniversary of floods that killed seven on Spain’s Costa Blanca

NOTHING is in place to stop a repeat of the devastating floods that happened this weekend, exactly a year ago.  That’s the verdict of a...

City in Spain’s Costa Blanca receives over €2m for flood relief, but mayor keeps the news to himself

ORIHUELA City Council was told it would get over €2 million to alleviate the damage caused by the floods of September 2019, but the...

Town asks locals for pictures and videos as flood anniversary approaches in Spain’s Costa Blanca

REDOVAN council is preparing a video for the anniversary of the devastating Gota Fria and floods that killed seven people and tore into the...

National flood congress to be held in Spain’s Costa Blanca, on anniversary of 2019’s devastating gota fria

ORIHUELA is to host Spain’s National Flood Congress with dozens of experts looking for preventative measures against flash storms and the subsequent devastation. The two...

Plans made to raise N-332 coastal road on Spain’s Costa Blanca following complaints over flood risks

A PROPOSITION to discuss raising the busy N-332 coastal road in the southern Costa Blanca has been approved by Spain's agriculture, livestock and fisheries...

Hailstorms this spring devastate grape, orange and pomegranate crops by 40% in Spain’s Costa Blanca

DOWNPOURS across Spain’s Costa Blanca this spring have devastated crops by up to 40%, according to recent figures out this week. Throughout May and into...

Policia Local from Dolores, Alicante, to be awarded medals for rescuing 638 people during last September’s gota fria

Policia Local in one of the worst-hit areas by last September’s gota fria will be awarded for their service. Dolores, in the heart of Vega...

Mayor on Spain’s Costa Blanca demands some of €57 million aid from Government as next gota fria could be...

THE Mayor of Orihuela has issued a stark flood warning to Ximo Puig, the Valencian President. Emilio Bascuñana told Puig that unless granted more aid,...

Group of Costa Blanca mayors demand that busy N-332 road is raised to prevent ‘new catastrophes’ in flood-hit region

FIVE Costa Blanca mayors are demanding quick and urgent solutions to flood prevention in the Vega Baja basin.  The alarm has been sounded over the...

Costa Blanca cycle race seen as a ‘tribute’ to those that suffered in September floods

THIS week saw the third stage of the 71st Cycling Tour of the Valencian Community pass through the Costa Blanca South. The General Director of the...

Orihuela reopens sports centre only four months after it was “completely flooded” by DANA

FRIDAY saw the reopening of Palmeral Sports Centre of Orihuela, after €95,000 worth of flood damage was caused in September's storms. The Councillor for...

Costa Blanca mayor claims €530 million government aid will ‘fall far short’ of funds needed to rebuild the Vega...

THE mayor of Orihuela has pleaded with Spain’s central government to release more relief funds following the devastating September floods. Whilst reviewing the Vega Baja...

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