VARIOUS members of Mijas Council took to the streets following the heavy storms last week to assess the damage and get things back to normal.
Beaches councillor Jose Antonio Gonzalez had his work cut out for him, as much of the coastline of Mijas Costa had been rocked by the turbulent weather. The Beaches Council was temporarily upped from 30 staff members to 48 as a result of the huge amount of work that needed to be done.
Gonzalez explained that the work included signposting the affected areas and fixing parts of the coastal path which had been flooded, damaged, or otherwise made inaccessible. The councillor pointed out that numerous machines had been brought in to repair the damage as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Members of various council departments carried out an extensive evaluation of the town to get an idea of how much money would be needed to clean everything up. The Mijas area was hammered with more than 200 litres of water per square metre on Sunday December 4. The Alberquilla neighbourhood and Camino Coin were hit particularly hard due to the overflow of water from the Fuengirola river.
Above all else, the council members wanted to extend their gratitude to firefighters, police officers, and other emergency workers for working tirelessly through the storm in their dedication to the many residents of Mijas.