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    Posted: 24/October/2016 at 21:25
I have just seen pictures of the Old Town flooding again with the heavy rain we are getting .Its been raining heavily for 3 or so hours so the unlucky restaurants, bars & shops are under water again .Its almost 12 months since the disaster of 1st November 2015.
When will the council put in proper drains?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/October/2016 at 22:02
Seen a few video's on Facebook and didn't look too good at all , I hope it's not a case of history repeating itself, after all the blood sweat and tears repairing the damage of last year. The council should get the drainage sorted once and for all, businesses can't afford to claim year after year and maintain a living 😐 it's so disheartening
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/October/2016 at 22:07
Yes I watched a facebook  video too A9ndy on 25 Abril. It's  a real  shame Unhappy . 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/October/2016 at 22:18
Seen the vids on twitter, really hope it doesnt happen again.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/October/2016 at 23:26
Fingers crossed it's not as bad as last year's flood you would of thought the council would of modified/improved drainage or flood barriers ect as albufeira in high demand in the forthcoming months ,many places will go under if they have claimed previously as insurance will go through the roof and albufeira will loose the traditional authentic eateries...... and we will end up with commercialised places such as bank bar ect and mcdonalds 😂
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/October/2016 at 23:58
Left town at 5.30 this afternoon during another downpour. Did not look good.
The water was gushing down the steps opposite Stepps Bar. Asked the question about drainage improvement and was told that is planned to be carried out over the winter subject to council approving cost within the next two weeks.
Clever!! The word last November was most premises were then operating without Insurance. Let's hope the rain which has stopped at the moment stays off.












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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/October/2016 at 09:25
One reason for so much rainwater coming into town is the blocked ditches and drains along the Avenida das Descobrimentos. They have been blocked by mud for years. Rainwater cannot get into the drains, runs down the street instead. If they were unblocked that would surely help with matters from that direction at least.

The major drain under the town has been rebuilt but how to stop stormwater coming down the little streets to the east and especially the western side of town?

I suspect half the town will have to be dug up. That's hardly a job for the summer with the tourist hordes around.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/October/2016 at 14:41
This is an example of what I mean. This ditch along the road by the Quinta da Balaia roundabout was properly laid in when the road was built. Now it is full of mud and debris. it is no one's job it seems to clear these ditches, so the water and mud runs down the street and into town eventually. Picture taken at 1330hrs today.




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/October/2016 at 15:42
The tourist hoards spend their money in this fantastic place instead of going to Spain, Turkey. .... me for one a couple of times a year and made lovely local Portuguese friends x love it here .
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/October/2016 at 20:52
So what's the news? Was there any flooding or damage?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26/October/2016 at 00:05
Originally posted by Andrew Andrew wrote:

So what's the news? Was there any flooding or damage?


I'm guessing this place was affected,when we walked past all the seating had been removed and they were having the drains cleaned/pumped out.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/November/2016 at 13:05
Further to the works Hamlet alluded to above, a short article from Portugal News outlining work to be done.
http://theportugalnews.com/news/albufeira-tunnel-to-divert-flood-waters/40055
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/November/2016 at 13:48
Two years! I guess the next question is what route the tunnel will take so that the disruption can be assessed. Short term pain to avoid repeated flooding each winter I suppose.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/November/2016 at 15:54
at 10 000 euros per metre it sounds like a lot of pain! Disgrace that its taken a year to decide this.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/November/2016 at 16:21
There were a whole load of very large pipes being stacked up in the square on Tuesday. I will take a closer look later.

I can see our IMI going up leaps and bounds to pay for all this. I haven't heard of any government money coming the council's way.

They should still send a couple of blokes with shovels to clear out those ditches. Wouldn't take long, cost very little and achieve something quite quickly. Some of that mud has been there so long plants are growing in it.
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