Costa Blanca battered by high winds and torrential rain in latest storm to hit the region

COLD SNAP: Road have been flooded and the beaches are taking a distinct hammering in latest storm to hit the Costa Blanca CREDIT: AEMET Twitter @AEMET_Esp

THE Costa Blanca is under an orange weather warning as a new storm sweeps along the Mediterranean coast.
The latest cold snap dumped some 200 litres of water on Gandia, Oliva and Tavernes on Monday night, with as much as 40 litres per square metre falling in less than an hour in some locations.
The torrential rain over the last 24 hours flooded many roads in the Marina Alta area, especially in parts of Pego, Denia and Javea, trapping several drivers.
In Denia for example the fire service went to the rescue of a vehicle which became stranded on the Marineta Cassiana beach roundabout by the rising water levels.
As a precaution Local Police cut off river Gorgos crossings.
Driving in Gandia old town has been difficult going as the volume of water has caused drainage problems, and on Monday afternoon a torrent of rain left several of the municipality’s access roads temporarily impassable.
The Marina Alta region has also registered intense lightning, especially in the Montgo zone.
The beaches have been taking a distinct hammering, with waves of up to four metres.
The rain is forecast to continue throughout today.

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Cathy Elelman

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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