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RAIN DAMAGE: €565,625 solution for Courts’ damp basement Photo credit: Pexels

THE regional government’s Justice will spend €565,628 on solving dampness in the basement at Orihuela’s Palacio de Justicia courthouse complex.

The building was another victim of the September 2019 storms caused by a freak upper level isolated depression (DANA) when the basement was flooded and hundreds of documents  destroyed.

Dampness was already a problem in the 1,113-square metre bottom floor but despite emergency work carried out after the DANA, the problems were not solved.

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An inspection also detected the ineffectiveness of the basement’s existing waterproofing as well as inadequate stormwater drainage and pumps.


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