All ready for the next ‘gota fria’

FLOODING: Torrential rains cause damage during ‘gota fria’ events Photo credit: Flickr

WITH the month of October well underway, the Murcia region is fully prepared for the annual possibility of the gota fria storms which can cause major damage to many municipalities.

The Segura Hydrographic Confederation (CHS), the Ministry of Agriculture and the Murcia region are collaborating to organise a series of works to clean up and unblock water channels and could lead to flooding in the event of the torrential rains arriving any time soon.

The CHS has invested €12.5m this year in both flood repairs and prevention that followed the series of emergencies during December 2016.  The majority of the money has been spent on ensuring a smoother flow of both the River Segura and River Mula.

In addition, the equipment used and the methods of communication employed during flood emergencies has also been renewed which will make future responses faster and more effective.

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