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Podemos-Cieza sympathizes with those affected by the rains and appreciates the intervention of institutions and volunteers (17/09/2019)

After the dramatic episodes of floods and avalanches of waters recently lived in our region and in other neighbors and, very specifically, in our municipality, the Coordination Council of Podemos-Cieza has agreed to make a public statement with two essential purposes: call to solidarity with those affected and express the greatest gratitude to those who have contributed, from the public authorities and from volunteering, to alleviate as much as possible the damage to the population.

Solidarity with the injured is an obligation of all and particularly of the institutions.

The misfortune is not democratic and is primed with more viciousness in the weakest, as has happened in the Cabezo de la Fuensantilla in Cieza.

Institutional solidarity must be expressed at the highest level, and this implies that the Council of Ministers agrees to declare a catastrophic zone for flooded territories, with all the consequences provided for in current legislation: direct aid, compensation, economic support to municipalities, tax measures or preferential credits, among others.

In this sense, the Confederal Group of United We in the Congress of Deputies has presented, on the same day September 13, with water even in many streets and houses in the region, a Proposal No of Law signed by its deputies of Valencia and Murcia asking for this declaration of catastrophic zone.

On the other hand, it is obligatory to recognize the political leaders of any color, the Emergency Military Unit, the security forces and the volunteers their disclosures and their delivery.

Serve these lines as a testimony of the most sincere and deep gratitude.

Especially, perhaps, to the Spanish Meteorological Agency, for its value in decreeing the red alert in different Spanish provinces, a difficult decision to adopt but which has undoubtedly saved many lives.

Podemos-Cieza, from this gratitude, offers the authorities the maximum institutional and personal collaboration for the repair of the damages and for the prevention of possible similar events in the future.

Flood prevention and safety measures are necessary, and much is said about them these days.

But we can't stay on this.

Chest strokes are not enough.

The frequency of cyclonic phenomena increases with climate change in latitudes like ours, due to the increase in sea water temperature in the summer.

And the effects of the massive rains are multiplied by the bad management of the territory.

The floods have to do with these rains, but also with the deforestation of the mountains, with unprotected soils that do not retain water and favor runoff, with a predatory urbanism, with channeling and hydraulic works that often aggravate the problems and with the occupation of the channels and troughs by the buildings of man.

The floods are a great misfortune and solidarity and affection are the first and most human reactions.

But, once the tears are wiped away, we must be able to reflect on what happened and its causes, which has them, and promote other types of policies based more on environmental respect and on the general interest of the populations than on the economic benefit Short and for a few.

Transforming the patterns of our relationship with nature into the future, learning to respect it so that it respects us is a collective work for which We can always bet.

Source: Podemos Cieza

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