The Beast of Easter strikes


THE ‘Beast of Easter’ swept into the Costa Blanca over the holiday weekend with Jávea bearing the brunt of the damage resulting from the extreme weather.
At the height of the storm, thunder and lightning raged over the Marina Alta town bringing torrential rain and flooding in low lying areas – while torrents of water ran down hillsides making driving hazardous for motorists.
Jávea and neighbouring Dénia were both crowded for the holiday and both were hit. The Spanish weather agency Aemet not only correctly forecast a ‘washout’ but also upgraded its warnings – by Sunday, the area was on red alert.
Damage was estimated as running into millions of euros, coupled with the economic loss to businesses ready for the start to the holiday season. It is understood the state insurance Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros will handle claims.

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