Seven municipalities ‘at risk’ without flood plan

7 municipalities 'at risk' without flood plan
THE RAIN IN SPAIN: The Director General urged the municipalities to draft their MAPs as soon as possible Photo credit Pixabay

TEN of the 33 municipalities on the Marina Alta are categorised by the Generalitat Valenciana as ‘at risk of flooding’ and are therefore obliged to have a Municipal Action Plan (MAP). However, of these ten only three have a MAP in place.

El Verger, Javea and Ondara have their MAPs in place.

Calpe, Denia, Els Poblets, Jalon, Pedreguer, Teulada and the Vall de Gallinera are yet to commit to a MAP although Calpe and Pedreguer are at lower risk.

This Tuesday, the Director General of the Emergency Response and Security Agency Jose Maria Angel urged the seven remaining municipalities to draft their MAPs as soon as possible and stressed the important of the document “with the aim of preventing and adopting appropriate measures of citizen protection.”

In total, there are 136 municipalities in the Valencian Community that are categorised as at risk, 48 of them at high risk.

Of these 48 at high risk, only 22 have a MAP in place.

The Director General went on to remind all municipalities that have not drafted their MAPs that they have at their disposal “all technical support from the Emergency Response and Security Agency.”

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