Lightning strike in La Nucia

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Lightning strike in La Nucia
ANCHORED: Technical Services secure the parish church’s weathervane Photo credit: La Nucia town hall

ELECTRIC storms took their toll on the Costa Blanca last week during Storm Lola.

The top floor of a Benidorm tower block suffered a lightning strike and so, too, did La Nucia’s Purisima Concepcion parish church.

A bolt of lightning passed through the weathervane, damaging the small dome on top of the tower and affecting the electrical wiring.

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The church clocked stopped at 10.35pm, the moment that the lightning struck, but it was later found to be working although the computerised bells system could only strike the quarters and not the hours.

Employees from the town hall’s Technical Services department made temporary repairs to the weathervane, anchoring it with ropes to prevent it from falling, and have now patched up the tower.


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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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