Rain wreaks havoc

Firefighters have carried out four interventions across the Vega Baja due to the rains
over the weekend. From 8:00pm on Saturday until 9:00am on Sunday, 3rd September,
the Alicante Provincial Firefighters Consortium has carried out 17 interventions
throughout the province, four of them in the local area, due to the orange alert for rain
issued by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).
In the case of Vega Baja, firefighters intervened in Guardamar del Segura to carry out
the cleaning of the fa├žade of a building after debris fell due to the rain and for the
same reason, they also intervened in Torrevieja. In Orihuela, a fire broke out in an
electrical installation in the wiring, and in addition, firefighters intervened after
flooding in an attic.
However, luckily the DANA left less impact than expected, according to MeteOrihuela,
who said that although the rains have been widespread, they have not reached the
intensity and accumulations that were expected. The most intense downpour occurred
on the coast, Proyecto Mastral Torrevieja reported that the passage of the storm
unleashed up to 30 litres per square meter in the salt city, which caused some streets
to be flooded.
Sunday the sun was visible during the day, but the leading weather phenomenon was
high winds rather than the rain. Gusts of more than 60km/h were recorded and altered
the maritime forecast with waves reaching up to 3 meters in height. The province
remained under a yellow warning due to rain, storms, wind, and coastal phenomena
until midnight on Sunday, according to the AEMET.

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