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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...

Floods claim second victim in northern Spain as body pulled from van swept away when river burst its banks

A SECOND person has died during flooding across northern Spain as rivers burst their banks in the wake of Storm Barra. As floodwaters receded on...

WATCH: People kayak through the streets of Pamplona after city in northern Spain hit by ‘flood of the century’

SPAIN’S northern city of Pamplona was hit by the ‘flood of the century’ when rivers burst their banks on Friday following torrential rain as...

Woman dies in landslide as Storm Barra hits northern Spain with ‘worst floods in decades’

STORM Barra has claimed its first life in Spain after devastating parts of northern and eastern Spain with wind, rain and snowstorms. A 49-year-old woman...

Cars swept away in flashfloods as Spain’s Balearic Islands battered by storms

STORMS are continuing to batter the Balearics with severe flooding destroying homes, businesses and roads.  The worst hit are Menorca and Mallorca, which remains on orange...

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...

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