Mini tornado hits Granada coastline
Friday, 06 February 2009
Astounded residents of Carchuna and Calahonda watched, as at least a dozen greenhouses were destroyed by fierce winds. Before some of you start cheering at the thought of these ugly sheets of plastic being blown away to Mars, it seems that the entire Costa Tropical has suffered more than its fair share of rain, wind and storms over the past month.

Granada Coast receives 80 litres of water per cubic metre

Not only leaving a trail of landslides and flood zones, the strong rains and wind have made it difficult to travel within Granada province, especially along the A92 near Loja, as well as the N323 and N340 around Motríl. Puerto de la Ragua and Collado del Veleta remain closed to traffic due to snow, as well as the A4127, after rain damage to the bridge connecting Cádiar and Bérchules. Speaking of structural damage, the 10 kilometre stretch along the motorway between Adra and Albuñol has also been closed due to one of the aquaduct bridges becoming unsound with its struts being affected by surrounding landslides. One good thing to come out of the encumbent weather is that needless to say, snowchains are absolutely indispensable from the 20 turnoff along the A395 on the way up to the Sierra Nevada. The resort is boasting one of its best winters on record, but watch out for the winds!

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