Stormy Torrevieja

Last night I was in a poker tournament at a English hard rock pub, Monroe’s. This place is very relaxed with a good atmosphere and great owners, and filled from floor to ceiling with things connected to Marilyn Monroe. When the poker game was over and we were about to leave, there was a flood outside the door and on every street as far as we could see.

The last week here in Torrevieja have been quite stormy, and one local who is born here told me that she has never seen anything like this before. Because there is no drainage in the streets there are floods every time it rains this much. The city is leaning down to the beach which have been ruined because of the heavy streams of water. Also a lot of cellars and garages are flooded, along with apartments and offices on street level.

Flooded street crossing in the night

Flooded street crossing in the night

Playa del cura flooded in the night

Playa del cura flooded in the night

The day after: Playa del cura destroyed

The day after: Playa del cura destroyed

The day after: Playa los locos also destroyed, with cracked pavement

The day after: Playa los locos also destroyed, with cracked pavement. Confused life guard still on watch, though the beach is gone.

The day after: Destroyed bridge at Cala de los Trabajos

The day after: Destroyed bridge at Cala de los Trabajos

The day after: Flooded street near Cala Cornuda

The day after: Flooded street near Cala Cornuda

The day after: Flooded garage, still pumping out water

The day after: Flooded garage, still pumping out water

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