Málaga city and 14 towns at ‘high risk’ of flooding

Study highlights natural as well as human factors that increase risk

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Flooding in Cártama in December of last year (Photo: EPA)

FIFTEEN municipalities in Málaga province are at high risk of flooding, according to a study published by the provincial government’s strategic planning foundation, MADECA. The study into flood risks in the province found that, in general, “Málaga suffers from an increased risk of flooding due to a combination of natural and human factors and the effects of climate change”.

It added that 1.27 million people live in towns and cities that are considered to be ‘high risk’, with the list including Málaga city, Estepona, Marbella, Fuengirola, Torremolinos, Vélez-Málaga, Rincón de la Victoria, Mijas, Antequera, Coín, Cártama, Nerja, Ronda, Benamargosa and Teba.

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