Three men have been arrested in connection with damage caused to an archaeological site in Écija, including the destruction of a second century Roman mosaic.
Heavy rains, wind and a violent hailstorm hit Almeria on Monday, causing the destruction of 50 greenhouses and flooding 400 hectares of crops.
The Hermandad del Perdón – Brotherhood of Forgiveness – in Córdoba is investigating an incident in which bleach was poured over the blue-green mantle of the Virgen del Rocío y Lágrimas, causing damage.
Less than three weeks until Easter, the first major holiday period of the year, and there is concern in Málaga province about some of the beaches as a result of the current inclement weather.
A lightning strike in the early hours of Thursday morning caused damage to the bell tower of the Nuestra Señora de Flores church in Álora, necessitating the cordoning off of the area while technicians examined the extent of the damage.
According to the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Junta de Andalucia, Clara Aguilera, damage due to the drought is estimated at €650 million and damage due to frost is estimated at €180 million.
The recent, fairly mild storm has destroyed much of El Chucho beach although Torrecilla beach has remained relatively unscathed apart from a narrow sand ‘shelf’. This situation will continue until such time as adequate breakwaters are put in place.
The damage caused to the Vélez-Málaga tram system in July when a crane brought down 1,000 metres power lines and damaged supporting brackets has been assessed at €210,000.
Damage to an overhead cable on the Sevilla-Cádiz rail link yesterday caused the closure of the line and passengers had to be transferred by road.
The Junta de Andalucia has estimated damage to roads and farms in the Axarquia as a result of the recent rains at €2.6 million.