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The House unanimously approved the motion to declare a disaster area the higher districts affected by heavy hail last week's (18/08/2009)

The Full Council of Lorca held this morning at the Session unanimously approved the joint motion filed by the three political groups represented municipal, in requesting the Central Government disaster area declaration for the parishes affected by high Lorca the violent hailstorm on the 10th of this month.

Jódar Francisco, Mayor of Lorca said: "I express my appreciation to all parties, as they have shown a great sensitivity to those affected, and solidarity with all farmers and residents of the provincial damaged by the hail storm."

The damage caused by rains last August 10 to an area affected by severe damage to 2143 hectares, with an estimated total harvest of 2504.92 tonnes forecast for the year 2009 and an economic loss of over one million euros , to which we must add the damage to homes and other facilities, with the condition that the lack of insurance, makes it impossible to collect damages.

It should be noted, as Jódar that "the financial assistance requested to be sunk, and that reliably contribute to the maintenance of rural development in the hamlets of Coy, Doña Inés, La Paca, Zarzadilla of Totana and Aviles, and the damage is not affecting crops this year but also to come.

Finally note that economic agents, social and farming, as FECOAM, ACEGAS, COAG, BDA, unexport, SEPOR, UPA Alima, Irrigation Community Lorca's High Country, Chamber of Commerce and CECLOR, have adhered to the motion to demonstrate the commitment with the residents of the hamlets high in our municipal area.


Of the agreement reached, certification shall be forwarded to the Ministry of Agriculture and Water of the Autonomous Community and Government Delegation in Murcia, so that the Government raise the nation, so as to apply to the Community aid to alleviate the damage and its consequences.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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