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Costa Brava damage from Storm Gloria

We will be in southern France (Montpellier) in mid-September and planned after that to go along the coast to Spain and spend time along the Costa Brava before heading to Granada and elsewhere. But after the reports of the damage from Storm Gloria I'm concerned that the area would be still pretty devastated, and we were thinking of going East to Provence and the Rivieria instead. But I'd still prefer plan A. Does anyone have first or even secondhand knowledge of what the conditions are now, and what they might be by late September? Thanks!

Posted by
2212 posts

While it was a devastating tragedy, especially for families who lost loved ones, I can comfortably say you will not notice any lingering devastation or damage by late September. Friends in Girona have told me of the beaches being cleaned up and the necessary repairs are being made etc. They are committed to making sure that all storm damage is fixed by the start of the summer season in late May.

Posted by
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Thank you, Carlos, that's so good to know. Now I just have to get my husband to agree to reverse course and go back our original plan. And start studying some Spanish. . .

Posted by
2212 posts

I would not worry, as the month before you will go will be the high season for the Costa Brava (July-August) for sure everything will be up and running again by then.

I would say even by Semana Santa (April), which is another big holiday season in Spain, they should have most everything cleaned up and repaired etc.

Posted by
2575 posts

Devastated? there were damages, but far from being "devastated"