STORM Gloria left an estimated €4 million worth of damage in its wake in Elche.
A council report presented today Monday to the Sub-delegation of the Government puts the damage to public spaces at €3,400,000, plus a further €600,000 to private properties.
Elche Mayor Carlos Gonzalez said municipal experts had “thoroughly studied the consequences of this terrible storm on the beaches and properties on the beachfront.”
He stressed the local authority is keen to get the municipal coastline back to normal as soon as possible, adding that as well as requesting assistance from the national government his administration is also already working on cleaning up efforts.
The Mayor pointed out the severe impact of Gloria in the Pinet area, where the exceptionally high tides left a mess of seaweed, rubble and other objects and “left some properties practically inaccessible.”
In Arenales the wind and the sea mainly damaged beach infrastructure like showers, feet washers and wooden walkways.
The mayor said it would not take long to get the beaches looking shipshape again, but that the reconstruction of infrastructure would take longer. He said he hoped everything would be back as it should be by Easter.