Sunday, November 18, 2012

Red Alert for Flooding in Málaga

Málaga is on a Red Alert for serious flooding down to torrential rain.
More than 60 litres per square fell from when the rain started to overnight until noon Saturday. 
The State Meteorological Agency, AEMET, has placed a Red Alert this Saturday for torrential rain in the province of Málaga.
Hardest hit areas are the Axarquía, The Eastern Costa del Sol and the Guadalhorce Valley.
In Málaga capital several part of the city have been affected by large quantities of water, and floods have been seen in the streets, shops and garages.
The Cerrado de Caldreon tunnel has been closed to traffic and the Málaga ring road direction Cádiz is also closed to traffic. It’s been causing three kilometre long hold ups.
The rain started overnight and more than 60 litres per square meter had fallen by noon.
The Red Alert is expected to continue until 6pm today and then it will be downgraded to Orange.
Sunday will see less rain in the places which have been suffering today, but more as an Orange Alert moves to the Cádiz and Huelva Coasts.
Yellow alerts are expected inland on Sunday in the provinces of Cádiz, Huelva and Sevilla
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