The strong winds, rains and coastal phenomena caused by the stormy Gloria have caused damage in the area of the Cartagena coast, especially in Los Nietos, Playa Honda and La Manga del Mar Menor , such as the loss of street furniture, palm trees and pine trees.
The area of La Manga del Mar Menor and Cabo de Palos is where the greatest incidents have occurred, as reported by the Councilor for Infrastructure, María Casajús, “ where the strong wind has dragged garbage containers and broken wastebaskets and billboards. In addition, there have been shifts in traffic lights, traffic signs, and palm trees of Gran Vía and Cabo de Palos” Precisely the fall of a palm tree has caused damage to the headquarters of the Local Police of Cabo de Palos.
The strong waves have left the beaches of Levante de Cabo de Palos and La Manga del Mar Menor without sand and there have been serious damages in some Civil Protection posts . The same has happened in Los Urrutias, Los Nietos and Playa Honda , where the most affected areas have been its promenades , which have been covered with algae after the drag of the temporary fort.
“In Playa Honda, moreover, street lamps and palm trees have fallen and there have been damage to the toilet deck located on the seafront; as well as in the area of La Pinada, which connects Playa Honda with Playa Paraíso, at least 10 large pines located in the area known as La Pinada have fallen. In the Urrutias, there have been damages in the housing cover ”, Casajús reported.
The councilor said that “ municipal operators are working since this morning on the removal of palm trees and trees , as well as acting in areas such as Cabo de Palos, where there had been a small flood from the Cati restaurant to the promenade. Operators have made a sand dam to prevent the passage of water to the road ”.
In addition, from the SICE company they are reviewing the public lighting of the entire area of the Cartagena coast to ensure that there is no more damage to the lampposts and solve the possible blackouts that can occur throughout the day and night if they continue today strong winds.
The Department of Infrastructure plans to strengthen this Tuesday, January 21, the municipal brigades in the coastal area to intensify the maintenance and cleaning of streets and beaches.