The storms which swept through the Canary Islands, with winds reaching 100 kph throughout the islands, have claimed the life of a 53-year-old man on Gran Canaria.
On Thursday night and Friday morning the Emergency Services in western Andalucia had to deal with over 150 incidents as a result of the wind and rain in the region.
The first storms of the year have caused in excess of 250 incidents in Andalucia, particularly in Cádiz and Huelva provinces where strong winds have toppled walls, trees and even lampposts.
Two sub-Saharan migrants were rescued this morning after their small dinghy capsized in heavy seas in the Strait of Gibraltar. A third person is still missing.
The Civil Protection is warning hikers not to walk the rio Chillar, particularly to Los Cahorros, on Thursday August 29th due to the forecast of heavy rains.
The floods in New York apparently drastically culled the rat population in the city and according to some local residents here, a similar cull took place last weekend as a result of the storms. Local residents have reported seeing a veritable mass of drowned rats along Torrecilla beach and in Plaza Fabrica de los Cangrejos early on Sunday morning. Wonder …
Málaga has suffered badly with the storms of the past couple of days with streets being turned into rivers, but Nerja seems to have escaped ‘relatively’ unscathed. The area below the Supersol supermarket, used for storage and parking, is flooded as one might expect.
The rains of the weekend have been causing problems throughout Andalucia and especially in Jaén and Córdoba where there is concern about the high level of the rio Guadalquivir.
The body of a 29 year old man who went missing after his car was washed away by storms has been found has been found between the towns of Onda and Vila-real, several kilometres from where his vehicle was found. The man, a Rumanian national, is the fifth fatality in Onda as a result of the storms, the others being …
Around twenty families in the Santa Amalia area of Alhaurín de la Torre have not yet been allowed to return to their homes after having been evacuated at the weekend due to the storms and flooding.