After floods On the weekend, the Ebro river returns little by little to its course. However, there are still streets, houses, businesses and orchards flooded in towns of the Ribera such as Castejón, Milagro, San Adrián Y Tudela. Today is going to be a damage assessment day in the 74 towns affected by the storm, and precisely the president of Navarra, María Chivite, will meet this afternoon with the mayors of these municipalities to make a first assessment of the damage.
The Government of Navarra will request the declaration of a natural disaster area in the municipalities affected by the floods. During his visit yesterday to the Navarrese Ribera, the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, indicated that he remains to see “the route that must be taken”, but expressed his willingness to recognize the importance of the damage.
People affected by the floods can call from this Monday to Consumer telephone number of the Government of Navarra (848 427 733) from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to advise on how to proceed with the damage suffered to your property.
For example, numerous orchards in the Ribera have been under water, spoiling almost all of the broccoli or cauliflower crops.
Navarra has suffered the worst floods in Navarra in recent decades. In addition to the material damage, the storm has caused two deaths, that of a man from Elizondo in the Bidasoa river, and the woman trapped by a landslide in Sunbilla.
The Ebro river continues on alert
The Ebro river continues on alert this Monday as it passes through Castejón, with a flow of 1610 m3 / s and a height of 6.65 meters, although the trend is downward, as reported by the Government of Navarra.
According to the rest of the gauging stations in the southern part of the Autonomous Community, the state of the rivers is normal, as in Funes, where the Arga river has a flow of 302.50 m3 / s and a height of 3.49 meters. The trend is downward.
The state of the Ega river in Andosilla is also normal, where it marks a flow of 106.86 m3 / s and a height of 2.38 meters, also with a downward trend.
Tudela passes to emergency level 1
Meanwhile, Tudela has passed to level 1 of emergency flooding after the Ebro level fell from 2709 cubic meters per second, which it registered on Sunday at two in the afternoon as it passed through the city, at 2292 cubic meters per second. which has marked the instantaneous measurement system of the Ebro Hydrographic Confederation at 9:00 am.
From the City Council of Tudela they have reported that The Ebro bridge has been reopened to traffic, cut from three in the morning on Sunday, and the exit lane from Tudela along the Paseo de Pamplona, while the entrance lane remains closed until the cleaning work is finished.
Likewise, the Local Police has communicated that Tudela can be accessed by Paseo del Castillo and Caldereros street and that Paseo del Cristo and Verjas, Portal and Fosal streets are still closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.