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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...

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.

SNOW JOKE: Gota fría warnings as Alicante Climate Lab predicts rain and snow to hit the Costa Blanca this...

A 'PRETTY POWERFUL' gota fría weather event has been predicted to hit the Costa Blanca from this Sunday, according to Alicante University's...

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...

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.

Costa Blanca river less than a metre deep now being dredged, after flood sediment stopped navigation

GUARDAMAR authorities have started the second phase of the dredging of the Segura. The project is designed to extract...

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...

Woman falls down burst sewer drain, roads closed and drivers rescued from vehicles as Spain’s Costa Blanca put on...

THE FOURTH gota fría weather event this year has struck eastern Spain today, already causing freak flooding and road closures.

WARNING: ORANGE and yellow alerts for heavy rainfall activated for Spain’s Valencia, Mallorca and Costa Blanca just weeks after...

SPAIN'S weather agency AEMET has issued several weather alerts for the east of the peninsula and Balearics.  Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca are all on yellow...

Spain’s met office warns of another ‘torrential’ gota fría to hit the Costa Blanca from Monday

SPAIN'S met office (AEMET) has today warned against 'torrential' rains expected to hit the Costa Blanca from Monday next week.

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.

Spain’s Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros will take time to process gota fría claims, but here’s what you NEED...

I have always said the Spanish are streets ahead when it comes to natural disasters.  A small percentage on...

British family in ‘nightmarish’ limbo as insurance assessors still to evaluate ruined home three weeks after catastrophic floods

A BRITISH couple who lost ‘everything’ in their Vega Baja villa during last month’s devastating floods are STILL in limbo as insurance...

Brits help restore Costa Blanca community of 140 left with only ‘one working kitchen’ after September floods

CARING listeners of an English-language radio station have rallied round to donate furniture, electrical items and cleaning equipment to an urbanisation left...

Urgent plea from Mayor as Costa Blanca beaches cleared of 1,000 tonnes of flood rubbish

Up to 1,000 tonnes of rubbish was collected from Costa Blanca beaches following the devastating floods that killed seven and displaced thousands.

Councillor says Costa Blanca floods were a ‘humanitarian crisis’ largely ignored by world media

A BRITISH councillor has called the gota fría catastrophe ‘a humanitarian crisis’ largely ignored from international media. Darren Parmenter,...

Flood victims in the Vega Baja can apply for up to €4,500 emergency aid – here’s the form

VICTIMS of the Vega Baja’s worst floods for 140 years can now request emergency funds ‘up to €4,500’ from their respective Town...

Unions representing 50,000 farmers accuse Segura river management body of ‘criminal negligence’ over devastating gota fría floods

UNIONS representing 50,000 of the nation’s farmers met last Friday with Mireia Mollá, the Regional Minister of Agriculture to accuse the organisation...

Manchester United keeper David de Gea donates €200,000 to Costa Blanca flood relief

MANCHESTER United’s Spanish goalkeeper, David de Gea, has donated €200,000 to the disaster relief fund in the flood-hit Vega Baja region because...

Valencian government to provide financial aid to flood victims as estimates put damage at ‘€1.5 billion’ to the Costa...

THE catastrophic floods that swept through the Costa Blanca last week are expected to cost the region €1.5 billion.

Roman map shows flood-hit regions of the Costa Blanca were part of the Med just 2,000 years ago

THE Vega Baja region is prone to flooding because it was once part of the Mediterranean Sea, a Roman-era map of the...

Death toll reaches seven as body of Dutchman found near Dolores following deadly Costa Blanca floods

GUARDIA Civil have recovered the body of the seventh flood victim following catastrophic weather that hit the Costa Blanca last week.

‘Warming Mediterranean Sea’ was behind record-breaking rain, claims Alicante professor

A LEADING climatologist from the University of Alicante has blamed a ‘warmer Mediterranean Sea’ for the killer floods that devastated the Costa...

British father with two 10-year-olds describes ‘fleeing for his family’s life’ after flash floods 4ft-deep struck on Friday morning...

A BRITISH father-of-two has described the moment he 'fled for his families' life' after flash floods hit his home outside Dolores, in...

BREAKING: Extreme risk ‘red alert’ warning issued for all of Alicante from midnight Wednesday as Gota Fría batters the...

A RED alert has this morning been issued by Spain's Met Office (AEMET) as a Gota Fría advances on the Costa Blanca.
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