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Balearic Islands Tourist Board reassures visitors following flash floods

Jaume Alzamora, director of the Balearic Islands Tourism Board commented on the flash flooding incident, which took place in the area of Sant Llorenc in northern Mallorca on October 9. 

Alzamora said: “On behalf of the Balearic Islands government, we are deeply saddened to confirm that the flooding incident that occurred on October 9 has resulted in twelve deaths including two British tourists. Local authorities including 630 professionals from the emergency services are currently working hard to assist those who have been affected by the floods and return the affected area to normal. 

“We would like to clarify that the floods were an isolated incident and the first of their kind to happen in the Balearic Islands in 80 years. The floods were contained to the small area of Sant Llorenc in the north east of the island and have not affected Mallorca’s main tourist destinations with hotels, restaurants, as well as other tourist infrastructure remaining open and fully functional.

“The tourist board is working in solidarity with the local Mallorcan community to rapidly clean up and repair the affected area. We would like to reassure visitors that the rest of the island is unaffected and we ask that British holidaymakers and the travel industry support us with continuing their holidays as planned. 

“With year-round warm weather and an extensive tourism offering, autumn is a fantastic time to visit Mallorca and so we encourage you not to cancel your holidays and to come and discover all the island has to offer. You will be warmly welcomed.”


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