The province of MÁLAGA has been hit by strong winds in the last 48 hours.
Hurricane winds of over 60 kilometers per hour have wreaked havoc in the province, especially in the Capital of the Costa del Sol.
While the stormy wind lashed the city of Malaga yesterday afternoon, January 16, gaining strength and reaching 68 kilometers per hour registered at Malaga airport and 66 at the Meteorological Center, the emergency services 112 of Malaga They received dozens of calls that led to various emergency interventions: including two injured people and several felled trees.
As reported by 112 Emergencies, a 19-year-old woman has suffered a head injury on Calle de Toros Vieja, after being hit by a piece of plastic that fell from a residential building.
The alert was received around 1:15 p.m., and the Fire Department, Local Police and Health Services immediately went to the location.
The young woman was later transferred to the Regional Hospital of Malaga, there has been no update on her current status.
The second incident took place in a terrace-bar located in the Plaza de la Constitución in Malaga, when a customer was hit on the head by an umbrella that had been blown away by the wind.
Although the Local Police and Health Services were notified, the injured client proceeded to the local health center in a taxi. The injury sustained is believed to be non-critical.
Additionally, two trees were downed as a result of the high winds.
One of these fell on Bolivia street, almost parallel to the Lauri ice cream parlor in the Pedregalejo neighborhood of the capital.
Due to the size of the tree, both eastbound lanes to El Palo were temporarily closed and traffic came to a standstill.
Fortunately, no one was injured and no cars were damaged by the uprooted tree which was removed by firefighters along with workers from the Limasam Parks and Gardens department.
A second tree also fell on Calle Sevilla, which caused the road to be closed to traffic while cleanup work was carried out, once again by the Fire Department and the local Parks and Gardens.
Several fallen tree branches were also reported and removed in other areas of the province.