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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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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. 

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...

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.

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,...
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