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Lorca's government expects the support of parties and collective farm (13/08/2009)

Acting Mayor, Francisco García, stressed that "this disaster weather very seriously affect the economy of this area of Lorca, which was mainly based on the primary sector"

Acting Mayor of the City of Lorca, Francisco Garcia, Councilmember of Agriculture, Angel Mecca, and the Councillor for the Environment and the districts high, Melchor Morales, have returned to appear this morning at a press conference for further details regarding to the actions being undertaken by the Consistory in coordination with the Autonomous Region in response to heavy hail suffered by several high-Lorca districts on Monday.

Francisco Garcia has reported that "from the Municipal Government Team are going to get in touch with City Council's political groups and trade unions and collective farm to that next Tuesday will be adopted by the House, convened by the Mayor Jódar Francisco at 12:00 hours, a joint motion requesting a declaration of disaster area with the maximum consensus and support as required by this exceptional situation. "

Melchor Morales recalled that "since the first time three Local Government Councillors have been coordinating the activities of Civil Protection, Aguas de Lorca, Limusa, technicians from the departments of Planning, Parks and Gardens and other municipal services in the scene and in response to the residents affected.

There has been rapid action from the moment that began the fall of hail and the Regional Government has given a great answer very imminently to help those affected.

We now hope that the National Government will match and recognize the disaster suffered and start soon aid procedures. "

Mecca Angel said "over the economic damage caused in the present, valued between 1 and 2 million euros, and the extension affected about 2,500 hectares of vineyards, almond, olive and tomato, what else will resented seeing this hail will be the economy of families in these districts, it basically depended on subsistence farming and agriculture, in which each year put a major investment and the damage will prevent the sale of the crop this year and much of the next. "

Mecca has expressed its full appreciation to the Ministry of Agriculture and Water for their quick and effective response to the above incident, the City Council by providing 3,000 kilos of fungicide and 1,000 kilos more than ship out today to cope with the demand completely free of charge for all the districts affected by Lorca, as well as assessment and evaluation work carried out by technicians of that Department hours after the regrettable incident.

To facilitate the distribution of proceeds from an orderly, fast and causing the least possible inconvenience to those affected, the City made a point of distribution in the district of Avilés, home to most farms, where both were working Councillor for Agriculture, Angel Mecca, as the Environment, Melchor Morales.

The deputies have expressed gratitude to the village headman of the affected areas, as the neighbors who helped in the delivery duties, and the owner of the store who gave selflessly use thereof.

The three council members responsible for coordinating the actions have shown their solidarity with the other municipalities affected by this storm and have announced they will join with them to the application of the Declaration of a disaster area, to have greater weight in the Council of Ministers.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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