22 October 2019 – Mother Nature showed her teeth today in devastating fashion as a ‘mini tornado’ caused extensive damage to the Cala Gracio/Can Coix/Calo des Moro areas of San Antonio.
The storm hit at about 11.30am leaving a trail of devastation in it’s wake. The roof of the Can Coix sports complex was blown almost completely off with many trees uprooted as the storm headed towards Calo d’es Moro where many hotel terraces were decimated, the Hotel Tanit being hit hard.
Social media was soon awash with photos of streets strewn with debris, skips overturned, broken balconies, roofing in tatters and tales of many lucky escapes as news began to break. Other areas on the island experienced the bad storm but managed to avoid the carnage of the mini tornado.
The local council and civil protection agency mobilised quickly sending reinforcements to the zones and controlling the exit of schoolchildren from local schools close to the affected areas.
Ibiza is known for extreme weather but this was a spectacular reminder that we are all at the mercy of nature. Thankfully there has been no reported injuries so far.