The Almuñécar Councillor for the Environment, Luis Aragón has been out visiting the storm damage and has valued it at 700,000 euros.
This calculation is only for the damage caused to the Paseo de Reina Sofía groyne and nearby beach – some 250 metres of beachline. Add that to the damage caused by the previous storm on the other side of the water park.
Councillor Aragón is worried that if there is another storm in the following weeks it could wreak havoc on the paseo and water park. For this reason he hopes that Costas in Madrid gets its finger out and gets the repair work underway before the summer comes.
Then there’s the question of the sand that has been swept away, leaving Velilla and Cotobro beaches in bad shape. Obviously, they will have to be replenished before the summer, too.
The cleaning company, Urbaser, which is charged with maintaining the municipality’s beaches, has already removed 70 lorry-loads of cast-up refuse from the beaches – cane and other vegetation brought own by the river.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)