Five flights to Malaga have been diverted to other Andalusian cities on Thursday due to adverse weather conditions in the city, in which a daycare center has been evicted, a road has been cut and vehicle retention of up to fifteen kilometers has originated.
The Special Flood Emergency Plan has been activated in the province of Malaga in situation 1 by the Junta de Andalucía after 9:30 am on Thursday due to the heavy rainfall recorded since the first hour and classes have been suspended in five schools of the Malaga capital, where an unusual hailstorm has been recorded, and in the town of Cártama.
The five flights diverted due to the storms - by decision of the pilots - are international, four (coming from London Gatwick, Bristol, Germany and Helsinki) have gone to Granada and one - originating in Amsterdam - to Seville, although the airport Malaga is operational and continues the movement of airplanes in the facilities after these incidents recorded between 9:45 and 10:12, sources at the airport have informed Efe.
The A-7504 road has been cut off to traffic between kilometer points 8 - at the height of the Campanillas nucleus, in Málaga capital - and 12 - in Cártama -, they have assured from the Traffic Control Center of Malaga, which indicates that Highway A-7057 presents difficulties between Cártama and the core of Estación de Cártama due to water rafts that hinder circulation.
On the other hand, on the A-7 motorway there have been withholdings of up to 15 kilometers between kilometer points 242 -in Málaga capital- and 257 -Rincón de la Victoria-, between 8:40 and 9:20 a.m. meaning towards Cádiz.
The State Meteorological Agency has activated for all this Thursday the orange warning for heavy rains and storms in the regions of the Costa del Sol and Guadalhorce Valley, where accumulated rainfall of 30 liters in one hour is expected.
Municipal emergency plans have been activated both in the towns of Malaga in Alhaurín de la Torre and Coín and in Malaga, where hailstorm has left infrequent white blanket prints in the historic center.
Classes have been suspended in all schools in the areas of Limonar, Clavero Park and Mayorazgo, east of Malaga capital, the area most affected by hail, a decision taken on the recommendation of Civil Protection.
The Emergency Coordination Center "112 Andalucía" has registered 79 incidents due to water accumulations on public roads, vehicles jammed by hail and housing flooding due to heavy rains, without personal injury.