Costa Del Sol Floods 2016

Costa Del Sol Floods 2016 – Andalucia has been hit by severe flooding following torrential rain

Costa Del Sol Floods 2016

For two weekends the Costa Del Sol has been battered by wind and rain, with floods sweeping through Andalucia.  A state of emergency was declared in Malaga, as emergency services battled to rescue people from homes and vehicles.  More than 100 landslides have been reported, and emergency services have received over 1000 calls.  Schools in Andalucia were closed on Monday.

Estepona Bull Ring has been flooded

Estepona Bull Ring has been flooded

Weather

The Spanish weather agency AEMET have lifted the weather warnings from Tuesday onwards.  Sunshine is expected for the rest of the week, with no more rainfall predicted.  You can see the five day forecast here.

Malaga City Centre flooded

Malaga City Centre flooded

King Felipe VI

The King of Spain has been telephoning local leaders to offer his support and encouragement.  The King spoke with Cartama Mayor Jorge Gallardo who said “He has offered his support and hopes everything can be resolved as quickly as possible”

 

The Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, has tweeted his thanks to The King: “My thanks to King Felipe VI for calling and being personally interested in the consequences of the rains affecting Malaga province”

Storms Lead To Flooding On The Costa Del Sol

Storms Lead To Flooding On The Costa Del Sol

Deaths

The floods have claimed the lives of two people on the Costa Del Sol.  A young woman who became trapped in a basement in Estepona, and an electrician who was working to restore power in La Linea.  The Mayor of La Linea has declared three official days of mourning.

Cars crushed under a collapsed bridge near La Linea

Cars crushed under a collapsed bridge near La Linea

Animals

Animal Shelter Appeals For Help After Flooding

Animal Shelter Appeals For Help After Flooding

Local animal shelters have been hit hard by the floods, with some reporting that animals have died.  The PAD are appealing for help with fostering their animals until they can rebuild and repair the shelter.

More photos of the 2016 flooding:

Flooding in Alhaurin De La Torre

Flooding in Alhaurin De La Torre

 

Second Death Reported In Costa Del Sol Floods - a man has drowned in La Linea de la Concepcion when his van was caught in a flash flood.

Photo by Louise Trillo

 

Miramar by Sally Clarke

Miramar by Sally Clarke

 

Mijas Golf his by flooding. Photo by Angel Nozal Lajo

Mijas Golf his by flooding. Photo by Angel Nozal Lajo

 

Floods in Las Lagunas. Photo by Angel Nozal Lajo

Floods in Las Lagunas. Photo by Angel Nozal Lajo

 

Flooding in Fuengirola by Sally Clarke

Flooding in Fuengirola by Sally Clarke

 

Flooding in Fuengirola. Photo by Louisa Trillo

Flooding in Fuengirola. Photo by Louisa Trillo

 

Horse and a car stranded in a flooded field near Las Lagunas. Photo by Angel Nozal Lajo

Horse and a car stranded in a flooded field near Las Lagunas. Photo by Angel Nozal Lajo

 

Flooding in Fuengirola. Photo by Sally Clarke

Flooding in Fuengirola. Photo by Sally Clarke

 

Written by Dave James

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