FLOOD AID: Two Costa del Sol towns to be given €3 million after torrent havoc last year

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AID: Floods struck the Costa del Sol last October CREDIT: Shutterstock


MALAGA’S Provincial Council has approved funds worth €3 million to aid towns struck by floods in October.

The Diputacion de Malaga agreed to aid Teba and Campillos after the left-leaning Partido Socialista (PSOE) requested funds of €5 million. Diputacion members agreed to give €3 million but said extra money could be sent if needed.

The funding is set to be used to repair roads and other infrastructure damage during October’s floods.

Storms struck the Costa del Sol in October causing some of the worst floods on record. Spain’s AEMET Met Office recorded almost 400 litres of rainfall per square metre in 24 hours.

The storms left around €32 million-worth of damage, according to estimates from insurance companies.

The village of Jimera de Libar, in the Serrania de Ronda area of Malaga Province, was left underwater after a nearby river burst its banks.

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