More flooding on Costa Blanca and in Murcia as latest gota fria strikes

Floods in los Alcazares. Credit MeteOrihuela/Facebook
Floods in los Alcazares. Credit MeteOrihuela/Facebook

The latest ‘Gota Fria’ storms have brought localised flooding to parts of the Costa Blanca and Murcia, with Los Alcazares seeing the worst of it.

The Murcian town has seen 100 residents evacuated as the streets have once more been turned into rivers. Neighbouring San Javier saw 40 people rescued from their homes, while Cartagena is also said to have been badly affected.

In Orihuela various social media sites have posted videos and images of streets under several inches of water on the Costa Blanca, mainly towards the beaches.

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The region was put on orange alert on Monday by the State Meteorological Agency for persistent and moderate to heavy rain as well as waves that could reach four metres in height.

Overnight and this morning (December 3) the rain led to streets becoming awash, particularly nearer the beaches.

But the rain is expected to slacken with a repeat of September’s disastrous floods in the Vega Baja and Murcia not expected according to the Agency.

This will be of little consolation to those affected by the latest foods, many of whom are still recovering from the September events.


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