Before, during and after: the beaches were the day before, that's how Gloria lived and that's how they are now

February 02 from 2020 - 00: 06

It's been two weeks since the stormy Gloria arrived with its storm of sea at our coast. The shocking images they remain in the retina of all dianenses, but soon they will become an increasingly blurred memory.

Now, what it will cost to eliminate from our lives is that scar that it has already left on the coast. Many beaches they have been blurred, currently being very different from how they were 15 days ago.

Before the arrival of the storm, on Saturday 18, we immortalized several of the beaches, still all of them calm. Similarly, on Sunday 19 and Monday 20, the days of the storm, we returned to those same points to see how they endured the onslaught of the waves.

This Friday, once our Mediterranean has calmed down and the reconditioning work on the coast has progressed, we return to see what each portrayed beach had become. And this is the result:

Les Deveses

Without at doubt it is the beach that has suffered the most. Or rather "ex-beach"? On the first day we could see how the effects of the temporary past were still noticeable, with a large slope of sand caused by the waves and less meters of it, gained by the sea.

The sea struck with fury, with less mercy than the previous multiple times. That the water broke in the walls of the houses was not a new image, but with that brutality.

We already know the result: not even the houses, some of them, were able to stop the water, which tore facades and walls. The beach? Today it does not exist, just as a memory. With the sea as a dish, water already reaches homes without the need for waves. There is no longer an inch of sand at many points.


The Blay Beach area of Marines It was another of the trouble spots, with houses long ago touching the water, neighboring the controversy, and carelessly optimistic, Las Olas urbanization. However, it has always had relatively wider areas of sand, which a priori were kept safe against a storm.

On Sunday 19 in the early afternoon we tried to approach the beach. Only half an hour ago it had begun to blow strong wind with a little rain, so we thought there was still no danger in the place. But as soon as we arrived we noticed our mistake, finding a flooded park and neighborhood, a strange thing since it had just started to rain. But we soon realized that, really, the accumulated water did not come from the sky, but from the sea, which flowed without brakes from what was a beach the day before. Which, by the way, we were unable to enter.

The beach itself has not been the most suffered. There is still sand, but it has moved to cover the front-line homes with huge dunes that did not exist before. The neighbors continue to remove it from their homes so that the operators can distribute it and leave it as it was before.

Marineta Cassiana

It was, perhaps, the beach where more preventive work was carried out. The day before the storm, a long and large wall of posidonia, strategically placed by the City Council, awaited the arrival of Gloria to protect the little sand that area has.

We all saw the images. The water passed over the wall, reaching the roundabout of the hotel, between roads or houses. For days the road was cut until all the damages that sea and wind had caused were fixed.

He suffered, but today the beach is still intact. Moreover, one could say that it has even widened and has gained meters of sand to the sea as the images show. This is probably due to a slight decrease in anecdotal sea level, but it is true that the Marineta has soon returned to normal, receiving the first brave bathers, who sunbathe with mountains of seaweed still accumulated on the other side of the road, witnesses of what happened there two weeks ago.

Les Rotes

Yes, it is the roughest and apparently solid beach. Let's be honest, it was not the one that worried us most with the warning of the storm. What did the water intend to do against the rock?

Well, damage. The sea ignored the first and traditional rock barriers to get into the roads and hit some restaurants, however high they were. Many of the roads became impassable because of pieces of stone that came from the water, detached by their strength.

To this day he has returned to the beautiful calm that characterizes the southern Dianense coast. The bars open again, on the bays, now a little blurred, they ride the bicycles again, and few of the visitors can imagine, with the current sun, what was lived there.

  1. Joseph says:

    It is very unfortunate that after the catastrophe, coasts do not let us rebuild the walls. Everything is destroyed and does not let us touch anything, not even a stone. In my case there has been a step between the broken wall and my plot and it is a danger because anyone can fall and get hurt. And who would be the guilty costs for not letting us do anything or us because they don't let us.