Benidorm Destruction As Flash Floods Strike
Benidorm, One of the most popular holiday destination visited by thousands of travellers each year looking for a taste of Mediterranean life.
Surrounded by 24 hour clubs, great food, cheap prices and plenty of sunshine all make Benidorm the most loved destination on the Costa Blanca.
While many have sat back, relaxed and enjoyed some sangria on the sun swept beaches, weather in Benidorm has taken a turn for the worst as the holiday destination is hit by torrential storms and heavy rain, causing havoc and delay to both residents and holiday makers respectively.
The AEMET (Spanish national weather agency) has placed the Costa Blanca on a red weather warning promptly after Tenerife was hit with one of the worst storms in 40 years.
A Complete Standstill
Yesterday, the emergency services in Andulucia responded to more than 100 rain related calls and Seveilla was home to over 50 closed roads with a two hour period.
Benidorm tonight braces itself as the weather shows no sign of calming over the next 24 hours with severe rainfall, extreme thunder and crackling lightning.
Residents of Benidorm report this to be some of the worst weather that they have witnessed in years.
The last 24 hours have bought unstoppable heavy rain and has caused hundreds of euros worth of damage to property, vechiles and personal possessions.
A State Of Emergency
Benidorm, Alicante will be worst hit by the flash floods, which will see up to 400 mm of rain fall over the next two days and possibly running into the weekend.
Holiday makers are advised to take caution on going out which the AEMET advise doing so if absolutely necessary.
The character of flash floods give very little warning, and it would be very easy, and unfortunate to find your self stranded.
“People should only go out in the event of an emergency” says Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst.
Rain, hail and extreme thunderstorms with winds of up to 70mph have battered the “normally sunny” Costa Blanca, with forecasters issuing orange and red alerts across the region.
In Alicante police will intensify its surveillance of the 25 most likely areas of Alicante that could be affected. In Benidorm, local police have stepped up extra support and holidaymakers have been warned to brace themselves for some of the worst weather in holiday history.
Benidorm is no stranger to bad weather seeing the worst April storm seen in 73 years in 2019.
The chilling cold spell earlier this year lashed the region completely ruining Spain’s traditional “Holy week” leaving a trial of destruction with dozens of blown down palm trees, damaged vehicle’s and many flooded areas that suffered in excess of 100 litres per square metre in just 48 hours.
People have been enjoying Benidorm for years, and although the weather shows little sign of clearing soon – Alicante Airport is seeing no drop in the number of visitors heading for Benidorm as hundreds flood through the terminals to head to enjoy benidorm, for all the right reasons – whatever the weather.