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Environment/Nature news & information for Costa Azahar

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,...

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...

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...

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...

600 Castellón forest fire evacuees return home
Environment Sun, Apr 10, 2005

600 Castellón forest fire evacuees return home

The operation to control a forest fire which started in a dried up river bank shortly before noon yesterday in the village of Alcalá de Xivert (Castellón) is progressing well. The nearly 600 residents of eleven...

Castellón forest fires remain out of control
Environment Tue, Jan 25, 2005

Castellón forest fires remain out of control

Two forest fires which started yesterday afternoon in the Sierra Espadán and the Cabanes marsh continue to blaze out of control after after being fanned by strong winds throughout last night. Sources at the Emergency...

Torrential rain floods village
Environment Mon, Nov 10, 2003

Torrential rain floods village

Alcalá de Xivert (Castellón) came to an almost complete standstill after a 3 hour torrential rain storm flooded the village this morning. 146 litres per square metre fell in a 3 hour downpour which disrupted train...

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