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Environment/Nature news & information for Castellón

Flash floods trap cars and block roads in Castellón province
Environment Thu, Aug 16, 2018

Flash floods trap cars and block roads in Castellón...

AT LEAST a dozen cars have become trapped in flash floods in the province of Castellón and their occupants needed rescuing, firefighters report. Torrential rain and electric storms have hit parts of mainland Spain,...

Inferno sweeps Sierra Espadán
Environment Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Inferno sweeps Sierra Espadán

A FOREST fire which broke out in the Sierra Espadán inland of Castellón yesterday (Wednesday) lunchtime continues to burn at the time of publication, emergency services confirm. It is thought to have been caused by a...

Earthquake number 300 at Castor gas rig in Vinaròs
Environment Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Earthquake number 300 at Castor gas rig in Vinaròs

ANOTHER earthquake near the Castor natural gas rig off the coast of Vinaròs (Castellón province) has been registered, according to the National Geographical Institute. The quake measured 2.1 on the Richter scale, but...

Two more earthquakes near Castor oil platform in Vinaròs
Environment Wed, Dec 4, 2013

Two more earthquakes near Castor oil platform in Vinaròs

ANOTHER two earthquakes have been registered in the area where the Castor oil-drilling rig is based off the coast of Vinaròs (Castellón) sparking further concerns about the safety of the operations. The fuel company...

Body of missing Onda man found in Villarreal ravine
Environment Tue, Nov 22, 2011

Body of missing Onda man found in Villarreal ravine

The body of the 29-year-old man, who went missing from Onda during the weekend storms, has been found on the edge of Villarreal, several kilometres from where his car was found, after it got swept away by floodwater....

Gale-force winds and heavy rain cause chaos on the coast
Environment Thu, Oct 14, 2010

Gale-force winds and heavy rain cause chaos on the coast

HIGH winds and torrential rain in the Comunidad Valenciana have led to considerable damage, particularly on the coast. The province of Castellón was the worst-hit, with the port of the capital city being closed for...

Valencia coast on severe weather alert
Environment Mon, Oct 20, 2008

Valencia coast on severe weather alert

An orange level severe weather alert has been issued for the Valencia region with especially heavy rain forecast for the coastal strip of Castellón, Valencia and the north of Alicante provinces. According to the...

Castellón blazes consume 5,500 hectares
Environment Sat, Sep 1, 2007

Castellón blazes consume 5,500 hectares

The fires that have affected six towns in the province of Castellón this week have all now been brought under control, although fire-fighters continue damping down the area to prevent any possible reincidence. The...

All five Castellón blazes brought under control
Environment Fri, Mar 9, 2007

All five Castellón blazes brought under control

According to a statement by regional Justice, Interior and Public Administration minister, Miguel Peralta, all five forest fires in the province of Castellón have now been brought under control. Better weather...

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