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The Department of Infrastructure and Services, Local Police and Civil Protection report the emergency device in Totana before the red warning for the episode of torrential rains in the coming days (11/09/2019)

and closed municipal sports facilities |

Tomorrow Thursday will also decide on the possible suspension of classes also on Friday the 13th depending on the evolution that the temporary may have

The Department of Infrastructure and Services, Local Police and Civil Protection realized this afternoon of the emergency device planned in the municipality of Totana before the red warning for the foreseeable episode of torrential rains that will take place in the coming days in the Region of Murcia, more specifically Thursday and Friday.

In the public appearance were present the councilor of the branch, Pedro José Sánchez Pérez, the head of the Association of Civil Protection Volunteers, José María Sánchez, the sergeant of the Local Police, José Carrasco, the municipal civil protection technician, Andrés Martín Gómez, and the head of the Civil Protection Meteorology Unit, Gabriel Ruiz.

The political representatives and emergency technicians of Totana participated this morning in the coordination meeting held at the General Directorate of Emergencies in Murcia to inform the mayor and the heads of municipal Civil Protection services, the consortium of firefighters and personnel Emergency technician forecasts for the next few hours.

Those responsible for this emergency device have recalled the precautions to be taken in the event of a storm of these characteristics, perhaps the most important since 2012;

and have urged users to heed the recommendations offered by the different Security and Emergency Corps.

In addition, the most conflictive points, flood areas, access cuts and places susceptible to problems in different parts of the municipality of Totana have been reported;

as well as the staff of human resources that will be deployed by both the Local Police and Civil Protection as well as the Municipal Warehouse and the Municipal Water Services.

They have also recalled the convenience of not collapsing the emergency telephone number 112 and deriving requests to Local Police and Civil Protection through the telephone numbers 968 418181 and 968 424252, respectively.

They insisted that tomorrow the greatest risk of torrential rain is concentrated, with orange warning, so they reminded the population of self-protection tips such as avoiding taking the car if it is not necessary and giving priority to public transport;

and in the case of being a first necessity, circulate preferentially on highways and highways avoiding areas with flood risk or in the vicinity of rivers and rambles.

The strong storms announced for the next few hours have led the Ministry of Education and Culture, in coordination with the Ministry of Transparency, Citizen Participation and Public Administration, to suspend classes this Thursday throughout the Region of Murcia.

The decision has been taken before the red alert that the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has activated for Thursday in the Region of Murcia, in anticipation of the heavy rains that the cold drop could leave, as well as the information they receive from the own Aemet

In addition, the Department of Social Welfare has also agreed to suspend classes at the Disability Day Centers, while the Sports Department has decided to close the sports facilities tomorrow Thursday thus canceling the program of activities scheduled for the next few days in each of these.

The State Meteorological Agency today activated its forecast for these two days of red, thus setting an 'extreme risk' for the Region of Murcia from 6 hours on 12 to 6 hours on day 13. In twelve hours 200 liters could accumulate per square meter and up to 70 liters in a single hour.

The most intense rainfall is expected during the second half of Thursday and early Friday.

In the northern regions (Altiplano and Northwest) rainfall of 50 liters per square meter is calculated in one hour and one hundred liters in twelve hours from zero hours on Thursday, while in the field of Cartagena, Mazarrón, Guadalentín Valley, Lorca , Aguilas and Vega del Segura accumulated rainfall could reach 120 liters in twelve hours also from midnight on Wednesday.

The risk of windstorm with gusts of 80 kilometers per hour is limited to the Altiplano and the Northwest, and coastal phenomena since noon on Thursday, with intervals of northeast force 7 include the entire Murcian coastline.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana / Totana.com

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