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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...

IN PICS: ‘Mini-tsunami’ brings flooding to two coastal towns on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THOUSANDS of people living on and near the coast in Santa Pola and Guardamar woke up on Wednesday to see devastation caused by overnight...

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...

Two people killed in severe weather conditions on Spain’s Costa del Sol after car becomes trapped in Mijas

TWO people have died after their car became trapped by flooding in Mijas last night. The man and woman, both around 50 years old,...

Floods hit parts of Spain’s Costa Blanca as storms lash northern part of region

HEAVY rain and strong winds have swept across the northern Costa Blanca with Javea bearing the brunt. Rainfall levels accumulated to 200 litres per square...

Up to half Spain’s coastline at serious flooding risk due to overbuilding from tourism

AN alarming 40% of the Spanish coastline is at ‘a high risk’ of flooding from heavy storms and future ‘gota frias’ or cold drops. A...

Spanish government slammed over spending in flood-damaged Costa Blanca: ‘Vega Baja needs investments, not advertisements’

AID to help the flood-damaged parts of the Costa Blanca has yet to arrive, a local politician has said. President of the PPCV Party...

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...

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...

Clean-up starts for blocked flood defence system in Spain’s Costa Blanca

NINE months after storms and floods devastated huge areas of the Costa Blanca, one of the area’s main flood defences is to be made...

Essential safety work completed on Costa Blanca riverbank that burst during September floods

ESSENTIAL safety works to the banks of the River Segura are near completion, after being breached seven months ago by floodwater. The Olive Press were...

Flood warning in Spain’s Mar Menor region – roads closed, residents told to stay indoors and upstairs

OVERNIGHT rains have blocked off many roads in the Mar Menor area, still recovering from a series of storms going back to September's gota...

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...

Costa Calida mayor slams €80m flood defence budget as being less than a third of what’s needed in Spanish...

A COSTA CALIDA mayor has pointed out that although the regional government of Murcia is supporting an €80m plan to prevent flood damage in...

WATCH: Emergency declared in Spain’s Malaga as cars left stacked upon each other and homes and businesses wrecked while...

https://twitter.com/vanessaBuenoSan/status/1220927418350829568 MALAGA has reactivated its emergency protocol after areas of the province have been left heavily damaged by a fresh onslaught of stormy weather.  In Campanillas,...

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...

British pensioner lives with ‘broken front door’ for THREE MONTHS after heeding advice to leave house in ruins following...

A BRITISH pensioner has been living without a working front door for three months after being told he can’t repair his house following September’s...

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...

Flood-hit Costa Blanca town says ‘Gracias’ to all that helped during gota fria

THE PEOPLE of San Fulgencio came together to acknowledge and thank the ‘fantastic and unselfish’ emergency services and volunteers that helped throughout September’s floods...

Severe droughts, heatwaves and floods in hottest decade on record as climate crisis talks underway in Spain

The findings by the WMO show that this year will be the second or third warmest since records began

Los Alcazares mayor says ‘mud-filled drains’ from September’s gota fria to blame for fresh flash flooding

THE mayor of a Costa Blanca town hit AGAIN by flash floods has blamed mud-filled drains gone neglected since September’s deadly gota fria. Loz Alcazares’...

WARNING: Rising sea levels will put coasts of Spain’s Andalucia at risk of devastating floods EVERY YEAR from 2050...

Researchers from Climate Central spent three years studying the effects of rising seas due to climate change and human activity

Minister demands ‘honesty’ from local government after Mar Menor ‘environmental emergency’

SPAIN’S Minister for Ecological Transition has demanded answers from the Government of Murcia over the ‘environmental emergency’ at the region’s Mar Menor. Teresa Ribera has...

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