Author: Lydia Kay
Local Daily News 20th August
A mobile application will alert about extreme weather events in real time in la Vega Baja. Half of the communities change the criteria and accelerate the vaccination of the newly infected. Alicante is the third province with the most deaths on the roads in 2020. Climate change doubles the number of tropical nights to reach 71 this summer. A fire forces the eviction of a building in Torrevieja.
Local Daily News 19th August
70% of the population of the Community to be vaccinated is already fully vaccinated. Danger on the beach Vivers de Guardamar. A fire burns part of a language school in Torrevieja. Street Cleaning in Orihuela communicates about 800 incidents to the Local Police for uncontrolled waste. Suicide rate in young people increase 30% in the first year of the pandemic.
Local Daily News 18th August
Government and municipalities of the province offer to host refugees from Afghanistan. Benidorm suffers daily traffic jams in most streets in the middle of August. Vaccination between the ages of 12 and 16 sees people going along as a family and with great fear of needles. 1.8 magnitude earthquake in Los Montesinos. A bather dies on the beach of Arenales del Sol.
Local Daily News 17th August
An illegal party with drugs and without covid measures has been dissolved in Orihuela Costa. The Ministry of Health loses control of the virus due to the contact of infected young people. Thieves break into an optician in San Fulgencio for the second time. Two tourists save their lives after being adrift while practicing parasailing in Torre de la Horadada. Orihuela reached the highest temperature in the Vega Baja with 44.9ºC. The first plane leaves for Dubai to repatriate the Spaniards from Afghanistan.
Local Daily News 16th August
Puig promises that by the 9th of October the entire Valencian Community will be immunized. The province is a furnace: Alicante reaches 45 degrees before finally subsiding. The canine beach of Torrevieja opens games and a shower. Coronavirus restrictions extended: 15 new towns will have a curfew, 6 leave, and 12 remain, such as Alicante and Benidorm. Persistent Covid: The Wave Yet to Come.
Local Daily News 13th August
Benidorm reopens the heart of the English area turned into a boulevard. Coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes in the province of Alicante multiply by five in a month. The National Police stop a bank robbery in Elche. Firefighters special device in Vega Baja due to fire risk. A drug trafficking network with a headquarters in Torrevieja to transport drugs to Sweden has been dismantled.
Local Daily News 12th August
The Health Service advises not to leave the house between 12:00 and 16:00 due to high temperatures. A meteotsunami is causing problems in the port of Guardamar. The Consell asks the Supreme Court for the endorsement to extend the restrictions until September 6 in 68 municipalities. Torrevieja launches a campaign to prevent the accumulation of belongings on public roads.
Local Daily News 11th August 2021
Chaos in traffic in Orihuela Costa due to a ruptured sewage pipe. Extreme weather warnings for the majority of the country. Benidorm starts August with 78% hotel occupancy, eight points above what was forecast. A man drowned in Cabo Roig while attempting to save his dog. Vertical urbanism such as Benidorm’s, as opposed to dispersed urbanism, is key to combating climate change.
Daily News 10th August
Benidorm reduces insurance claims by 20% after applying the new speed limits. Vaccines against covid allow the death toll to be 60 times lower than in February. Police from three countries patrol Benidorm to reinforce attention to tourists. A contest of sand figures will be held on the beach of La Zenia this Sunday.
Daily News 9th August
Uneven effect of the curfew: ten municipalities improve their numbers and eight show an increase in infections. Vaccination has begun for young people aged 16 to 19 with 163,000 doses. The hotel business on the coast is fully booked until the 20th of August. The weather in Alicante: the heatwave will burn us from Thursday. Torrevieja will invest 1.5 million in maintaining its parks.