Landslides and Road Closures in Spain’s Andalucía Due To Torrential Rain

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LANDSLIDES and road closures in Spain’s Andalucía due to torrential rain as Storm Filomena continues to batter the country
Emergency Services in Andalucía reported a series of landslides on a hillside in the municipality of Casares beginning in the early hours of the morning on Friday, January 8, caused by extreme levels of rainfall in the area. Large amounts of rubble fell just one kilometre from the entrance to the Dona Julia urbanization but no injuries have been reported and the debris was quickly cleared.
Meanwhile in Mijas, all passes of the Fuengirola River and the La Manzanilla stream have been closed due to rising water levels and in the Poligono La Vega, only heavy work vehicles are allowed to pass due to a large amount of water gathered on the road surface.
Local councils have asked people to avoid unnecessary travel as an amber weather alert for heavy rain remains in place for the Costa del Sol and Malaga until midnight tonight (Friday).
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Sarah Keane

Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.

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