Parts of Spain's Costa Blanca underwater as heavy, persistent rains add to coronavirus misery

FLOODING: Murcia hit by prolonged periods of rain. CREDIT: MeteOrihuela

PERSISTENT heavy rain has left parts of the Costa Blanca flooded with more than 100ml/m2 falling in Murcia this morning.
Los Alcazaras (above) and Orihuela have experienced prolonged rainfall, with streets currently underwater and reports of water seeping into homes and garages.
MeteOrihuela posted footage of affected towns, captioned: “Same old nightmare… This episode of instability is being characterised by persistence, not by torrenciality as we saw in September 2019. Very prominent is the contribution of moisture from the Mediterranean Sea.
“However, the (levels) exceed 100 litres/m2 in various points at Mar Menor and Campo de Cartegena, (a problem) combined with terrible land management.”
An earthquake registering 2.4 on the Richter Scale was recorded in Murcia yesterday afternoon.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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