Storm Gloria ran up multi-million bill in Calpe, Costa Blanca

RETAINING WALLS: Have had to be stabilised. Photo credit: Calpe town hall

Costa Blanca’s Calpe is repairing its seafront promenades in readiness for Easter Week tourists. The mayor, councillors and municipal experts recently met to discuss the urgent measures they need to take in the wake of storm Gloria. While essential repairs are now underway, the town hall will eventually redesign the promenades based on the climate change study currently being carried out by the Institute of Coastal Ecology.
“At present, we are restoring the promenades as far as possible so that they are ready for Easter,” Calpe’s mayor Ana Sala said.
“But when we come to remodel them we shall take it calmly, bearing in mind the effects of climate change on our coastline to avoid the kind of destruction we recently experienced,” she added. Meanwhile, the town hall has sent an estimate of the cost of the devastation caused by Storm Gloria last month to the central government’s sub-delegate to Alicante. This amounts to €1.34 million of damage to the promenades, while another €1.1million is needed to stabilise their eroded retaining walls with a further €1 million for the beaches.

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