Andalucia storm damage estimated at €30 million

The storms over the past few days in Andalucia have caused damage to rural areas  estimated at €30 million, the province of Córdoba being the worst hit.

In Cordoba province, the areas most affected have been in and around the municipalities of Aguilar de la Frontera, Bujalance, Montilla and Santaella, with the vineyards suffering losses estimated at €1 million. Around 3,000 hectares of vines have been damaged by the heavy rains.

According to some reports, around 700 kilometres of rural roads have been damaged, assessed at €4 million, and 35,000 hectares of agricultural land has been damaged, assessed at €21 million.

In Sevilla, the municipality of Los Palacios has been the worst affected, with losses to agriculture put at around €1.5 million.

In Jaén, the worst damage has occurred in Úbeda and Torreperejil where around 2,500 hectares of agricultural land has been affected. The Association of Farmers has called for action to repair the damaged roads as the grape harvest is scheduled to start soon.

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