Storms wreak weekend havoc across Andalucia

© Jose Carlos Castro.
Storm clouds brewing over Andalucia.

ATLANTIC storms brought blustery winds, rain and even snow to Southern Spain on February 13, resulting in 60 different incident reports from the Malaga province and Andalucia. 

A Fuengirola woman was taken to hospital after being hit on the head by a falling tree during the weekend´s stormy weather, reports from February 15 claim. She was walking on the Paseo Maritimo Rey de Espana at 13.30pm on Sunday February 14 when a flying branch made contact. Her condition remains unconfirmed. 

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On Calle Alcade Jose Maria Llanos, in the Vistafranca neighbourhood of Malaga city, a man was also injured by a falling traffic sign and required the attentions of emergency services. 

On Paseo Maritimo Cuidad de Melilla esplanade, also in Malaga city centre, a palm tree fell on a kiosk as gusts from the sea hit full force. 

Most of the 60 incidents reported in the province related to falling trees, street furniture, traffic signs, commercial plates and posters. 

Elsewhere in Andalucia, emergency services fielded some 1,165 calls relating to trees, signs, wiring and traffic incidents. 

In the town of Huelva Aroche, the Guardia Civil is investigating the death of a three-year-old child who they believe could have lost his life when a falling beam was blown down on him at a farm.  

Several collisions were also reported in Granada, where drivers experienced hazardous conditions caused by recent snowfall turning to ice. 


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