Balearic Islands tourism board reassures safe travel in Mallorca

Saturday, October 13, 2018




After the flash floods in Mallorca that killed 12 people the Balearic Islands Tourism Board is urging the tourists and trade Mallorca to remain open and fully functional.



On Tuesday night the torrential rainstorms had hit the area around Sant Llorenc des Cardassar. There were two Britions who got killed, Antony and Delia Green along with the taxi driver Juan, a torrent of water swept away their car.



Jaume Alzamora, director of the tourism board stated  that the Balearic Islands government was deeply saddened by the deaths caused by the floods.He further mentioned that the floods were an  isolated incident and the first of their kind to happen in the Balearic Islands in 80 years.



Mallorca ’s main tourist destination was not affected and the floods were in the small area of Sant Llorenc in the north-east of the island. The hotels, restaurants and other tourists infrastructure was open and fully functional.



At present local authorities with 630 emergency services professionals are working to assist those who have been affected and return the affected area to normal.



Rafael Nadal, tennis star is from Mallorca , was seen joining in with the clean-up effort.



Alzamora said that the tourist board was working in solidarity with the local Mallorcan community to rapidly clean up and repair the affected area. He wanted to reassure visitors that the rest of the island is unaffected. They asked the British holidaymakers and the travel industry support them by  with continuing with their holidays as planned.

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