The municipality of Los Alcázares has once again been the target of heavy rainfall although on this occasion no serious incidents have been reported. During the day this Sunday the State Meteorological Agency activated in the Campo de Cartagena and Mazarrón the red warning for rain and the orange warning for storms.
In just a few hours, the municipality of Los Alcázares recorded an accumulation of more than 130 litres, heavy and intense rainfall that caused some occasional problems due to pockets of water in the southern area of Los Alcázares.
“The emergency services came to the aid of some cars which had problems due to the water pockets, but there were no major incidents to report,” explains Police Councillor Pedro José Sánchez.
Since early this morning, the Urbaser municipal cleaning services have been working to remove the mud accumulated in some areas and return the municipality to normality as soon as possible.
As for the schools, all of them have been able to open their doors normally today, except for the Bienvenido Conejero school which had to cancel some of its classes as a result of the water that entered one of the buildings. “This decision was taken for safety reasons and we are working to re-establish the situation as soon as possible so that classes can resume as normal tomorrow”, explained the Councillor for Education, Antonio López Campoy.
In the rest of the municipal facilities, such as sports courts, there have been small pockets of water outdoors but no damage or complications have been reported indoors, as flood barriers have been used as a precaution.
The beaches of the municipality have suffered the usual damage due to runoff, and since Monday they have been being refurbished by cleaning the walkways, footbaths, shaded areas, promenade and litter bins. “Once the sand is dry, we will spread it out and replace the access walkways so that residents and tourists can once again enjoy these areas,” explains the councillor for beaches, María José Aragón.
“Measures to minimise the risk of flooding, such as the work carried out on the La Dorada canal, have helped to reduce the damage, but now is a good time to demand that all the administrations speed up the rest of the work that is pending. It is also time to ask the competent bodies to act at source so that Los Alcázares stops receiving these extraordinary inflows of water at such critical times”, concludes the Mayor of Los Alcázares, Mario Pérez Cervera.