Floods Cause Extensive Damage on The Costa Del Sol

Floods Cause Extensive Damage on The Costa Del Sol.  Insurance companies are estimating that the repair costs will exceed €30 million.

Floods Cause Extensive Damage on The Costa Del Sol

Floods Cause Extensive Damage on The Costa Del Sol

Southern Spain was hit by torrential rain over the weekend which caused flash floods and extensive damage.  Repair costs will exceed €30 million according to insurance companies.  Estepona, Manilva, Casares, and Ronda are amongst the worst hit areas.  In Campillos, 317 litres of rain per square metre fell in just 24 hours.

Estepona Flood

A flooded street in Estepona

Flooding has been so bad in the Serrania de Ronda  that some two storey houses have been completely submerged, with vehicles being swept away and destroyed.

Ronda Flood

A vehicle is swept away in the Ronda area.

A Nightmare

Emergency services mobilised every resource available to help stranded people.  A helicopter was used to dramatically rescue one person from their flooded home.  Jesus Moreno, a firefighter, told 93.6 Global Radio that he’s never seen flooding so bad.  “It’s a nightmare, it has never been this bad, not in my lifetime.”

Flood Helicopter

This helicopter was used to rescue a stranded resident.

The historic Arab baths in Ronda have been decimated by the flooding.  Archeologists and historians are now being consulted about the best ways to preserve what remains of the ruins.

Malaga Province Flood

Emergency services are now clearing mud and debris from the roads.

Published: 22.10.2018

Written by Dave James

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Floods Cause Extensive Damage on The Costa Del Sol

Floods Cause Extensive Damage on The Costa Del Sol

Floods Cause Extensive Damage on The Costa Del Sol
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