Quick Fix for Rain Damaged Beaches

The councillor of beaches in Torrevieja, Javier Manzanares, has highlighted “the speed and solvency with which the beaches in the town have been fixed”, after heavy rain, “caused serious damage, both in the loss of sand and the furniture on the beaches,” he said. The councillor also wanted to highlight that the main reason for …

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Five Rescued from Trapped Vehicles

Overnight storms that continued into the morning caused significant surface water, which peaked at its problematic stage a little before 8:00 in the morning. Five vehicles became trapped on the road between the Carrefour supermarket and Aquopolis water park in Torrevieja, all rescued by fire fighters based just down the road. Across the region, there …

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Nine Deaths due to Heat Wave

Although today is expected to be a couple of degrees cooler than yesterday, caution is still advised, especially after nine fatalities have now been attributed to the heat wave Two people have died in Tarragona as a result of the heat wave, the first was a homeless man who was taken into hospital after being …

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Portuguese Man O War Threat Easing

After days of beach closures, the imminent threat to bathers over the invasion of Portuguese Man O War along the Costa Blanca appears to be easing. Councils along the coastline have started to remove prohibition notices, with the popular resort of Torrevieja being the latest to lift the ban along the La Mata stretch, which …

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Benidorm joins bathing ban in jellyfish scare

The beaches of Benidorm on the Costa Blanca are the latest to ban bathing over fears that the toxic Portuguese Man O War may attack. Beaches along the coast have been flying red flags in order to offer some kind of protection from stings. As previously reported, many ecologists have blamed over fishing in the …

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Weather Chaos Fine ‘Insulting’

The consumer group FACUA has considered the fine of 1,200 euro levied on the road management company Abertis as “insulting”, after thousands of motorists were left stranded in snow on at AP-6 motorway in January. The Spanish government had conducted disciplinary proceedings against the Abertis group following the crisis which left more than 3,000 vehicles …

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