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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,...

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...

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...

Emergency flood money arrives in Spain’s Mar Menor as first anniversary of Gota Fria disaster approaches

AN AREA of the Mar Menor that was ravaged during the Gota Fria storms almost a year ago has picked up €2.8 million to...

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...

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,...

IN PICS: Town on Spain’s Costa Blanca hit by September floods sees drains ‘overwhelmed’ AGAIN by Monday’s downpour

ORIHUELA’S Department of Infrastructure has admitted that the torrential downpour on June 8 was too much for its current drainage system. Once the Orange Alert...

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...

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...

Hundreds of families STILL getting help from Spanish Red Cross five months after Costa Blanca flooding

DESPITE devastating the region FIVE MONTHS ago, Spain’s Red Cross are still helping out families that were affected by the gota fria and floods...

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...

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...

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 Climatology Laboratory. The...

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...

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 sediments from the river at certain...

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...

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