By Lisa Burgess • 28 January 2020 • 14:04
AFTERMATH: Cleaning an Albir street. Photo credit: Alfaz townhall
IN the five days of Storm Gloria and its aftermath, Alfaz’s Policia Local was called out 122 times. The town hall’s Technical Services department were even busier, as they were needed on 143 occasions as the virulent storm buffeted Albir, Alfaz and the entire Costa Blanca. Summing up afterwards, town hall spokesman Toni Such applauded the efficiency and coordination of the Security Forces, Proteccion Civil, Technical Services, the SAV street-cleaning service and water supply company, Hidraqua.
“I don’t want to leave anybody out, they all worked untiringly from the early hours of Sunday morning until the following Friday to repair storm damage,” Such said. Thanks to Alfaz’s Flood Plan, all those involved were able to work more proficiently, the spokesman explained.
“This identifies the places where water is likely to accumulate in emergency situations like those of the past few days,” he said.
“It was a period of intense work with incidents throughout the town requiring removal of fallen branches, collapsed walls and rocks from roads and private property on the seafront, inside the town and out in the countryside,” Such continued.
The effects of the storm were particularly dramatic on the Albir seafront, he said, with rocks and pebbles flung onto roads and the promenades and even as far as shops and bars.
“But five days later, we can now say that everything is back to normal,” Such declared.
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