A Question from a Tour Operator about Madeira Floods

I have a question about the storm. I am guessing that the native laurel forest was OK, but the damage and the mud came from areas cleared of forest (eg planted with eucalyptus). In other words, damage to Funchal was in part a consequence of bad land management in the past. Is this fair?” by Chris Durdin, British Tour Operator

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