El Conquistqdor Francisco de Orellana

El Conquistqdor Francisco de Orellana
The Conquistador who put the Amazaon baisn "on the map"....Francisco Orellana

Friday, October 12, 2012

Queen Sofia visits areas hit by Spanish floods

According to The Royal Forums:

Queen Sofia paid a visit to some of the areas affected by the recent terrible flash flooding in Andalusia and Murcia. The devastating late September floods left eleven people dead.

On October 5th,Queen Sofia arrived by helicopter to the town of Puerto Lumbreras and Her Majesty later went on to visit the towns of Villanueva del Rosario and Pueblo Laguna de Vera, where much of the area was devastated by the recent flooding.

At Puerto Lumbreras, the Queen met with local families affected, the emergency services and troops working in the area with the ongoing relief efforts. Her Majesty also met with the families of those killed in the floods and the Queen offered her condolences and deepest sympathy with family members.

Following a visit to the mayor of Lorca at the local hospital, Her Majesty concluded her visit and returned to Madrid.

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