We might have got off unscathed by the heavy rain on Friday but low lying areas around the river Segura and the water channels didn’t. The Reguerón overflowed in several places downstream from Orihuela. For example, I understand that parts of Molins were flooded.
Water also overflowed at the Bigastro sports centre which is adjacent to the channel. The tennis courts, artificial turf pitches and the pavilion were under several feet of water by Saturday.
Aurelio Murcia went to see the extent of the damage and said that it could be months before the facilities were fit for use again. Municipal insurance experts will now assess the damage to work out the cost which could be high if there are any wooden floors involved.