Mon. Feb 17th, 2020

Six public housing for families evicted from Sant Llorenç are authorized

Six public housing for families evicted from Sant Llorenç are authorized



The Balearic Government has today made available to families of Sant Llorenç whose houses have been rendered uninhabitable by the flood last Tuesday six publicly owned homes in four nearby municipalities.

The autonomic president, Francina Armengol, has announced that "today" are enabled two floors in Manacor, another two in Sa Pobla, one in Petra and one in Capdepera owned by the Balearic Institute of Housing (Ibavi) for victims of the torrenteda that it destroyed part of this municipality.

Armengol has reported this measure after meeting in Sant Llorenç with representatives of professional associations of architects and surveyors, meeting in which it has been agreed to establish a technical office from tomorrow in this town to assess the damage to housing structures and public infrastructure .

At the meeting, which was also attended by the heads of the Regional Ministry of Territory, Energy and Mobility and the Consell de Mallorca, it has been decided that administration technicians and architects and volunteer surveyors review all the houses that were flooded by the overflow of the torrent of Ses Planes the past day 9, a catastrophe that caused the death of, at least, twelve people.

The work will begin in the ten homes sealed by firefighters, some of which have been propped up to prevent landslides, said Armengol, who stressed that this intervention will be extended to all affected buildings "to give security" to neighbors .

In total, he said, about 300 homes in Sant Llorenç suffered the torrenteda and the consequent losses of household goods, clothing, appliances and furniture, according to the first assessment of urgent social needs carried out by the Ministry of Social Services.

Armengol has also announced that tomorrow a free bus service will be launched linking Sant Llorenç and Manacor to facilitate the movement of neighbors who have lost their vehicles.

In addition, it will be provided to residents in the region who have been affected by the flood, free cards valid for two months in all public transport services.

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