COSTA BLANCA NEWS: Commission to study flooding set up in Orihuela

SEGURA: The river as it passes through Orihuela was a major cause of floods.   Credit: Zarateman/Wikimedia   

A SPECIAL commission to study measures against flooding on the Vega Baja will be inaugurated in Orihuela on January 27. 

Set up by the Valencian Parliament, it will look at all factors that led to the severe flooding in this part of Spain’s Costa Blanca region caused by last September’s DANA storm. 

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President of the Cortes (parliament) Enric Morera, said that any policy formed should not be for “only in emergencies” but also take into account issues “that are also important, such as preventing and rigorously analysing the effects of the DANA in our territory.” 
The committee, which was approved with the support of all parliamentary groups except Vox, will aim to analyse how the water, land and urban management affecting the Vega Baja has been carried out over the last few decades from the perspective of flood risk prevention. 

It will also assess the causes and extent of the September floods, as well as the cost of the damage caused and to study the actions that should be taken by the different public administrations. 


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