Javea gets ready for autumn rain

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CLEAR RUN: Streambeds cleared, ready for rainPhoto credit: Javea town hall

ACCUSTOMED to eliminating fire risks Javea is now preparing for possible flooding as autumn approaches.

The town hall’s Services department has begun its annual clearing and cleaning of gullies, streams and streambeds to ensure that these do not overflow or become clogged during the torrential rains that occur each September.

Municipal operatives began at the Tosalet and Puchol streams before moving on to all of those on Montgo, removing in each case all vegetation that could impede the flow of the water, Services councillor Kika Mata said.

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Storm drains and gratings are also due for a clean, Mata announced, and work has already started in zones like Avenida Fontana and Via Augusta routinely that prove “conflictive” whenever rainfall is particularly heavy.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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