Salobreña Flooding Aftermath

SAL Flooded ZebraThe Mayor of Salobreña, María Eugenia Rufino, has given an estimate for the recent flood damage; some 105,000 euros.

Consequently, she has been on to the provincial, regional and national administrations in search of funding in order to put things right before the arrival of Semana Santa.

She also considers that the Costa Tropical needs to be sorted out as a whole as the sea tends to scoop out sand in order to compensate for reclaimed land or projections such as groynes.

Speaking of groynes, she says that they are essential and pointed out that although the Central Government had drawn up a project for such structures, to date nothing has been done.

Going back to the flooding, the opposition party, the PP, seriously considers that the ruling party ‘dropped the ball,’ because despite having ample warning of heavy rains no previsions were made to counter the excess water in the usual places; i.e., the main entrance to the town.

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The spokesperson pointed out that they are obviously not blaming the Mayor for the rainfall itself, but for the way that it was handled.

Furthermore, the Chairman of the Salobreña branch of the PP, Sr. Ayabar wonders how they could be planning to build a bus station in an area plagued by flooding.

(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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