Albuñol Flood Damage

Hopefully readers clicked on the video link that we provided of the two people being rescued from their stranded car in a rambla, because of the flood waters.

MOT Car Falls into Puntalon RamblaAccording to Louise Cooper, one of our online readers, the rescued took place on the Rambla Huarea, next to El Pozuelo. The couple who were hauled to safety were local residents, Penny and Scot who live up the rambla, who are said to be none the worse for wear.

But the heavy rainfall in the area left between 40 and 60 litres per square metres on the Sierra de la Contraviesa above Albuñol. If you click on the video link provided below you can see footage of a wall of water coming down.

Another ‘casualty’ of the downpour was an infant school in Albuñol which was completely flooded out, according to the Mayor, María José Sánchez, and workers were hard pressed to clean it all up. Classes had begun at the beginning of the week, but have been suspended.

The junior school in La Rábita; a village that lies at the mouth of the main rambla, was also flooded out. Work was already being carried out on the roof, which needed repairing in time for the start of the new term on the 11th of this month.

The Mayor has called upon the relevant administrations for their help in clearing up the mud and debris within the affected rambla and the streets, as well as rural lanes.

Lastly, another rescue was carried out in Motril on Sunday morning, involving a 59-year-old woman after her car fell into a rambla in the Puntalón area.


(News: Albuñol, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia – Photo: Motril Policía Local)

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