AFTERMATH: Andalucia works tirelessly to restore normality after tragic floods

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TOGETHER: Communities work tirelessly to restore normality Photo Credit: @SRodrigoruiz via Twitter

112 EMERGENCY SERVICES have, this morning (Monday), worked tirelessly since the early hours of the morning in a continued attempt to restore normality to areas of Andalucia affected by the weather this weekend; Campillos, Antequera and Ronda were particularly inundated. 

Several municipalities of Malaga were devastated by the torrential rainfall and subsequent flooding seen over the weekend as Red alerts were put in place by Spain’s Met Office (AEMET).

There have been no further reported weather-related emergency incidents in the municipalities since the storms subsided.

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However, numerous damages have been reported across multiple municipalities.

The Emergency services clean-up operation has already seen normality restored to Estepona.

Roadways were swept and unblocked throughout the morning making travel possible and almost all areas of the municipality accessible by car.

School classes in Estepona were cancelled today in order to relieve traffic and provide ease of access for the clean-up operation to get underway.

Clean-up initiatives continue in the most affected areas of Andalucia;.

Spanish media report that Local Police were inundated with calls yesterday evening in Bobadilla Station, Antequera after dozens were cut off in their homes during the storm.

The weekend saw 112 Andalucia Emergency Services respond to 656 weather related incidents in Malaga Province alone making it the most severely affected province.

Officials of the Andalucian government are expected to meet today alongside Mayors from the affected municipalities in order evaluate the costs of damages and to discuss further methods of restoring normality to the region.

Railways affected (As of 3pm Monday)

Transport links by train in Malaga Province continue to be affected, with ADIF continuing to suspend all train services between Campillos and Almargen stations. Services also continue to be suspended between Fuente de Piedra and La Roda (Sevilla).

Roads affected: (As of 3pm Monday)

In Malaga Province, several roads remain closed after the inundation of water during the weekend.

The A-7279, in the municipality of Sierra de Yeguas maintains at black level (total closure) between kilometres 0 and 15.

The MA-7401 between kilometres 5 and 9, in Ronda and the MA-6404 (from kilometer 0 to 9) in Campillos are cut off and inaccessible.

The MA-5403, between kilometres 5 and 10 also remain cut off to traffic.

MA-8302 road at kilometre 10 (Genalguacil) and the MA-5401 at kilometer 10 are seriously disrupted until the roads can be swept.

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