Town Hall help for flood victims in Huercal-Overa

DAMAGE: The local authority said the extreme weather had damaged roads, watercourses, properties, water networks and the electricity supply. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Huercal-Overa

HUERCAL-OVERA council has set up an office to assist residents hit by the extreme weather so they can register rain and flood damage.

The local authority said once the different administrations confirm what assistance is available and the requisites the processing procedure would begin through the Town Hall.

In the meantime, the council said it would continue to evaluate the necessary repairs to local infrastructure.


There were more than 130 weather-related incidents reported in Huercal-Overa between Thursday and Sunday night. These included emergency callouts to rescue people trapped in their properties or vehicles.

They have been three very intense days of works dealing with the incidents caused by the weather in the municipality”, Huercal-Overa Mayor Francisca Lourdes Fernandez commented on Monday.

The council head said luckily no-one had been injured, but there was damage to roads, watercourses, properties, water networks and the electricity supply.

She also thanked the Local Police, Guardia Civil, Levante firefighters, the provincial and regional administrations, council employees, the utility providers and local businesses for their “extraordinary efforts” and for being able to “solve the most urgent resident assistance problems and the restoration of accesses to properties and farms.”

She praised local residents too for reporting incidents and for their “support and the responsibility they displayed in this difficult situation.”

The office for registering damage is located in the Town Hall. The council reminds residents they will need to provide supporting documentation and photos if they have them.

For more information call the council on 950 134 900, extension 111.

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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