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A 'mini tsunami' floods beaches and ports of Mallorca and Menorca.

MALLORCA - A tidal wave of about 1.5 meters flooded the beaches Monday on holiday island of Mallorca and nearby Menorca.

That is what various foreign media report. The bizarre meteo - tsunami also had consequences for holiday resorts on Mallorca. Bars and terraces on the coast were flooded with seawater and boulevards and roads along the beach are blank. The roads in Alcudia in the north of Mallorca are under water.

The strong current broke the ropes of a historic sailboat in the port of Mallorca. The boat and the crew had to be driven back to the harbor because the boat threatened to drift to the sea, Mirror reports. There were no reports of injuries.

The 'rissaga' - as the weather phenomenon is mentioned in Catalan Spanish. Fortunately, the weather phenomenon occurred when the beaches were largely empty.


To emphasize the difference with a real tsunami, we write in the case as we saw on Mallorca about a meteo-tsunami. A meteo-tsunami is a tidal wave generated by weather conditions. They arise mainly due to sudden pressure changes, for example in the event of a severe thunderstorm.

Jul 17, 2018

subsidy for renovations of dwellings

The Comunidad Valenciana grants up to 4.200 euros in subsidies for housing renovations

VALENCIA - Following the "Plan Renhata" which was set up in 2017 and has proved a success, the Generalitat in the Comunidad Valenciana decided this year to grant the owners of houses subsidies for the renovation of houses. The amount of these subsidies depends on a points system and is between 3,000 and 4,200 euros.

The money that owners of homes can receive to help them financially should be spent on renovations that are necessary to improve the health of the inhabitants and to improve the quality of life, especially in those homes that are older than 20 years. The subsidy should therefore be used for the improvement of wet rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens or for the adaptation of dwellings in the case of elderly and disabled people.

The Generalitat Valenciana has set aside an amount of 5.5 million euros for this extra subsidy for the "renovation of kitchens and bathrooms". That is an amount that is 50% higher this year than in the previous year in 2017 at Plan Renhata.

The amounts that can be received are a maximum of between 3,000 and 4,200 euros, which is a 25% or 35% of a quotation for a refurbishment. These quotations for the renovation may not be less than 2,000 euros and no more than 12,000 euros per conversion or adjustment. In addition, owners of housing this year can also use a 5% financing of the technical reports that need to be made.

Apr 8, 2018