The Director General of Civil Protection and the Emergency department yesterday held a meeting with all the various state security services to update the national and regional response plans in the event of a tsunami hitting parts of Spain.
In 2003, for example, an earthquake off the coast of Algeria caused a mini tsunami in the Balearics which caused serious flooding and considerable damage, especially in Minorca and the Civil protection Director General, Juan Diaz Cruz, yesterday began discussing the current emergency protocol and ways in which it could be improved.
Cruz said that the chances of a major tsunami striking Spain are relatively low, but the main problem is that should one occur, then extensive damage will be caused and that is what the emergency services want to try and avoid.
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