02 Oct BTI Nº 195
Dear customers and friends:
On 12 September, the effects of storm “DANA” caused numerous floods in Orihuela, causing the Segura River to burst its banks as it passed through Orihuela and in other districts of the Vega Baja region in the province of Alicante. The number of people rescued in the province who were trapped or needed relief due to the heavy rain storms amounts to 162, as reported by the Civil Guard.
DANA caused the evacuation of at least 3,500 people throughout the Spanish territory. The floods led to the closure of more than 80 roads (11 of them in the main network) in the provinces of Valencia, Alicante, Murcia, Almería and Albacete, while rail circulation in Murcia and parts of Valencia was interrupted together with air traffic in Almeria and Murcia. Rainfall exceeded 400 litres per square meter in 48 hours in towns like Orihuela and the estimates of losses stand at over €1.3 billion.
The Puente Alto de Orihuela industrial estate suffered the worst consequences of this late summer storm.
Cars and trucks were overturned, walls collapsed, warehouses were waterlogged and out of service while many workers couldn’t carry out their tasks, in an addition to the estimated loss of more than 300 jobs.
Quimica 21 has strived to keep running, as could not be otherwise, thanks to the collaboration of its employees who managed to restore our offices and production plants to operational conditions.
We still have plenty of work to do, but there is no doubt that we do it for and on behalf of our customers.
COURAGE AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL
QUIMICA 21, S.L.
AT THE VANGUARD OF FIRE FIGHTING SECTOR