Two days to clear flooded areas of San Juan beach


THE City Council of Alicante have estimated that 20,000 cubic meters of water collected across Avenida Niza and Avenida Costa Blanca near San Juan beach between Sunday and Tuesday.

Firefighters, who continued on Wednesday evening to drain the 20 million litres of water, have confirmed the exercise would take another two days to complete.

As of Wednesday evening, of the five buildings affected by the flooding, water had been cleared from two and the draining exercise continued in the others.

The enormity of the exercise was realised by residents of one of the buildings after they initially took to the task themselves, working all day and night only to reduce the water level by 20 centimetres.

Many residents of the buildings made the decision to pack up their belongings and stay with friends or family earlier this week, as apartments were (and some continue to be) without light or water.

© No part of this web site may be reproduced without written permission from the publishers. All rights reserved. Todos los derechos reservados.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

We welcome comments from readers on our website and across our social networks. We invite you to discuss issues and share your views and we encourage robust debate and criticism provided it is civil.

However we reserve the right to reject or edit comments that:

• Contain offensive language
• Include personal attacks of any kind
• Are likely to offend or target any ethnic, racial, nationality or religious group
• Are homophobic, transphobic, sexist, offensive or obscene
• Contain spam or include links to other sites
• Are clearly off topic
• Impersonate an individual or organisation, are fraudulent, defamatory of any person, threatening or invasive of another’s privacy or otherwise illegal
• Are trolling or threatening
• Promote, advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services

You grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide licence to republish any material you submit to us, without limitation, in any format.