Devastating floods cause Marbella more than €28 million damage

The town hall revealed the huge amount in a statement, following initial inspections of public roads, infrastructure and equipment by council workers that were wrecked in last weekend's freak weather

LAST UPDATED: 9 Dec, 2016 @ 13:11
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Flooding in San Pedro
Flooding in San Pedro

DEADLY floods that claimed two lives have cost over €28 million in damage in Marbella.

The town hall revealed the huge amount in a statement, following initial inspections of public roads, infrastructure and equipment by council workers that were wrecked in last weekend’s freak weather.

The new figure means the total cost to the Costa del Sol area is already now far higher than the €50 million estimate quoted by regional Diputacion de Malaga officials yesterday.

According to a Marbella council spokesperson, €28.490.681 of damage was caused over the two days, which left some streets engulfed in deep water.

Floods wreck paths in Marbella
Floods wreck paths in Marbella

It will take €2.5 million to repair Marbella’s Paseo Maritimo and almost 3 million to repair school and cultural buidlings, including the roof of the  Teatro Ciudad de Marbella.

There has been €9,870,000 damage in San Pedro and €2.558.000 in Nueva Andalucia.

Estimate for the worst hit areas in Malaga, such as Cartama and Coin, have not yet been revealed.

Emergency services outside the Club California in Cancelada, Estepona, where a woman's body was found
Emergency services outside the Club California in Cancelada, Estepona, where a woman’s body was found

A police investigation is ongoing into the death of a 23-year-old Romanian prostitute, who last Sunday drowned in a locked basement room she slept in at the Club California in Cancelada, Estepona.

An electrician was killed later that day in La Linea after becoming trapped in his car during a flash flood.

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