Daily Archives: September 22, 2009

Hail and landslides in Alicante

We arrived at our hotel on seafront at Alicante late last night and found a scene of devastation — mud and boulders lying in the roads, and a big cleanup operation underway, involving diggers and bulldozers. Much of the foliage had been stripped off the trees and a 20ft-high hotel sign was lying flat in the car park. There were also drifts of hailstones the size of marbles which give the area a look of winter. We had watched the storm from a distance while collecting passengers in the Elche area — very black with lots of lightning. All the [...]

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