By Euro Weekly News Media • 18 November 2012 • 17:44
One of three reported waterspouts in Malaga on Saturday November 17
MALAGA Province suffered floods once again over the weekend caused by torrential rain. Seventeen municipalities were affected. This comes just weeks after severe floods in Malaga, Almeria and Murcia Provinces.
From around 10am on Saturday, emergency calls were coming in for hundreds of incidents caused by the heavy rains, including flooded homes, garages and road network problems.
So far no injuries or deaths were reported.
Malaga city was particularly affected and in the aftermath, many branches, trees and other debris are lying in the roads.
The Guadalmina River, which runs through the city centre, and is usually dry, was awash with water. The rise of the level of this other other streams and rivers is believed to have played a part in the flooding. The problem was appartently warted by three waterspouts which took place at the same time.
Several of the main roads in the city were flooded including Avenida de Andalucia, with rubbish bins swept away by the waters and some residents could be seen using canoes to move between areas.
The Cerrado de Calderon traffic tunnel on Malaga’s ring road was temporarily cut by landslides in the direction of Cadiz, but was quickly reopened.
Casabermeja, Almogia and Canillas de Aceituno also reported flooding, while in Alhaurin de la Torre, 35 families were evacuated as a precautionary measure.Four families were moved from their Antequera home and two from Cartama.
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