By Cathy Elelman • 15 September 2019 • 10:35
The decision to move campers was taken after water began to enter the site.
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Alicante Twitter @alicanteayto
SOME 1,500 people have been evacuated from a campsite in Crevillente in Alicante in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, due to rising floodwater.
The Guardia Civil, local Mayor Jose Manuel Penalva and the campsite owner took the decision to move campers in an orderly, controlled way just after midnight after water began to enter the site.
Some of the campers have been provisionally put up in local sports centres.
The campsite is one of the biggest on the Costa Blanca, located close to the AP-7 and just a few kilometres from Almoradi, one of the worst affected areas by this week’s extreme weather.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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