160 Emergency Calls During Bad Weather

160 Emergency Calls During Bad Weather – the Costa Del Sol experienced severe flooding over the weekend

160 Emergency Calls During Bad Weather

This weekend the Costa Del Sol experienced flooding and a mini tornado.  165 litres of rain fell in the area last week, which is a third of the entire rain fall on the Costa Del Sol recorded in 2015.

La Cala Beach

La Cala Beach

Rescues

Emergency services received 160 calls from people affected by the flooding.  Two tourists had to be rescued in Velez Malaga, after their car was overwhelmed by flood waters.  Firefighters had to remove rocks and fallen trees from roads across the Costa Del Sol, including Calle Oropéndola de Fuengirola in Malaga and the main road in Alhaurin de la Torre.

 
Flooding in Las Lagunas

Flooding in Las Lagunas

Fire fighters also had to rescue people stranded in a car which became stuck in mud and flood water in Las Lagunas, Fuengirola.

Floods

In Mijas and Fuengirola drivers were trapped in their cars by rising flood waters.  The main road in Cartama was flooded after the river burst it’s banks.  In Marbella, the Avenida Nabeul was also flooded.

Flooding in Cartama

Flooding in Cartama

More Bad Weather

Experts are forecasting more bad weather later this week.  Keep an eye on the five day forecast for the Costa Del Sol on our page here.

Written by Dave James

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