At 11:00 a.m. this Friday the announced rain started. A large waterspout has turned the streets of Xàbia into rivers. Although barely 12 liters per square meter had accumulated during the night, the AEMET forecast has been fulfilled.
Xàbia and the region are on orange alert until 14:00 p.m. this Friday because up to 40 liters can accumulate in one hour.
In this episode of rain, nearly 50 liters have accumulated, in some area of Xàbia, in just 45 minutes. Specifically, in the Historic Center up to 40 liters/m2 have been recorded in 30 minutes or 60 liters/m2 in one hour. The Xàbia Local Police have proceeded to block the street that connects the Pla highway and Augusta Avenue where the Fontana canal is and gives access to the pier.
Among the different incidents that occurred, although not serious, the following stand out: containers occupying public roads, fallen trees, sewer overflows, flooding and a vehicle leaving the road. These incidents have arisen on the Avenue Trenc d'Alba, North Ronda, Canal de la Fontana, Avenida de la Fontana or Calle Penáguila. The riverbed has a water level.
It should be remembered that all classes are suspended for today, as announced yesterday by the council after the CECOPAL meeting. The AEMET keeps the yellow alert warning active for heavy rains and storms until the evening.