Being in the last days of the regional elections, the phenomenon was criticised by the opposition (PSOE), saying the the Town Hall and the Mancomunidad should have carried out work to have prevented this, by improving rainwater drainage.
“In these past days the rain has been disastrous for many of the locals and hostelry businesses in this beach area,” said the local PSOE leader, Flor Almón, claiming that the ruling party, who also control the Mancomunidad, had had more than sufficient time to sort this problem out, once and for all.
“It just can’t be that they spend four million euros on a building on the Rambla de las Brujas and more than 4.5m euros on the Avenida de Salobreña or 2m euros on the Avenida de Andalucía and the Plaza de La Libertad while this kind of thing continues to occur in the beach area of town,” she concluded.
Editorial comment: well nobody can claim that the Mancomunidad has been sitting on its hands lately, because it has been carrying out work on rain-drainage systems in just about every town or village on the Costa Tropical.
(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)