Wednesday, 30 September 2009

September 2009 - Cala d'Or storms

On 29th September 2009 Mallorca experienced the storm of all storms.

The storm lasted several hours and caused flash floods which damaged many properties and hotels.

Also the severity of the flash floods caused by surface water running down roads to rip the road surface up in huge sheets exposing the bedding allowing it to be washed away making some roads impassible.

Also when the water reached the beaches & coves, the flood water washed away the beach sand leaving just bed rock in place of the previous lovely beaches.

The Mallorcan government and council were very quick to react, having the beaches reinstated and roads repaired.  While there is still worm to be done, already normal service has been restored.

Fortunately our properties in Cala Egos were virtually untouched.

Part of Cala Egos Beach

Hotel Skorpios grounds near Cala Egos Beach

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    Friday, 18 September 2009

    Extreme weather warnings for the Med & Balearic Islands

    The Spanish MET office has issued a bad weather warning which is heading towards the Ballearic Islands.

    Extreme heavy rain is expected across the region over the next week or so, it is possible up to 50 litres of rain per sqaure metre could fall in some areas.

    This warning has caused the Balearic Islands to be placed at high risk orange alert.