Sunday, January 20, 2013

We were warned


This bulletin from the State Agency warned us of strong wind and rain at the weekend.

The strong winds have caused debris landslides, damage to containers, tarpaulins and posters, and fallen trees in the cities of Alicante, Denia, Torrevieja, Elche and San Isidro, as reported by the Emergency Coordination Centre of the Generalitat.

Thankfully, the rain here lasted for just a brief period but it was intense. The wind was strange, blowing hard in short bursts and then calm with not even a breeze to disturb us. First thing this morning it was back to a strong gale and the forecast was upgraded to orange alert from yellow. It is now 9:30am and I am pleased to say the wind has calmed*.

DSCN1341 Spare a thought though for those in Britain who are caught up in some very wintery weather.

This photo was taken by my son-in-law’s father from the bedroom window of his house near Kidderminster, Worcestershire.

Yes, this was taken during daylight hours and the snow was still falling.

* I hope my friend Sheila waited before taking her two dogs out for a walk this morning!

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