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The delegate of the Government asks citizens to exercise extreme caution in anticipation of heavy rainfall that could reach 200 l / m2 in 12 hours (11/09/2019)

The Government delegate has asked all citizens to exercise caution in the event of heavy rains and storms planned for the next hours in the Region of Murcia and could reach 70 l / m2 in one hour and 200 l / m2 in twelve hours .

Francisco Jiménez has indicated the need, as far as possible, to avoid road trips and, otherwise, slow down and not stop in areas where a large amount of water can flow.

“The exceptional thing about this cold drop is that between 6 o'clock on Thursday 12 and 6 o'clock on Friday 13 we will be in red level, with rainfall ranging between 70 and 200 l / m2, which does not mean that it will go to fall with the same intensity everywhere or throughout the Region at the same time.

But where it rains with such intensity it can cause significant damage.

Therefore, the ideal is to avoid driving as far as possible, and in any case avoid going through waterways, riverbeds or river crossings, ”he warned.

The meeting was attended by the Chief of Police, commander of the Civil Guard, the territorial director of AEMET, the provincial chief of Traffic, the head of the State Highway Demarcation, the head of the State Coasts Demarcation, the Head of Civil Protection of the Government Delegation and the technical director of the Segura Hydrographic Confederation.

As explained by the territorial director of AEMET, Juan Esteban Palenzuela, the red level will turn orange between 6 and 12 noon on Friday the 13th, at which point the situation drops to a yellow level.

The technical director of the CHS has explained that his body has been working for the last few months in a preventive way in the cleaning of ramblas, and that especially conflicting points, such as the D7 channel of Los Alcázares, work perfectly.

The Government delegate, who will attend a coordination meeting this afternoon with the Autonomous Community at headquarters 112, has guaranteed that the State has all its human and material resources available for this exceptional situation and has called a new meeting tomorrow to 12 o'clock at the headquarters of the Government Delegation with all state agencies.


Reduced visibility

Turn on the road lighting to become more visible to others, even the rear fog if the rain is very heavy and the cars raise a dense curtain of water.

Avoid splashes by increasing the safety distance.

Before starting clean all the elements of the vehicle that allow you to see and be seen.

To avoid fogging, activate all the power of the air conditioner or the air conditioner and direct the jet towards the windows.

Less adhesion

Increase safety distance and reduce speed.

If the vehicle skates, hold the steering wheel firmly, do not make sudden movements, do not brake and gently lift the foot of the accelerator.

Check from time to time that your brakes work well, if they fail by water or moisture, dry them by repeatedly and gently pressing the brake pedal.

The correct condition of the tires is essential, remember that the regulations establish that the minimum depth is 1.6 millimeters.

It must be checked regularly, just check the wear indicators on all tires.

A wear indicator is a highlight in the drawing based on the tread channels.

When the band reaches the height of the witnesses, the tire must be changed.

Most of the drivers adapt the speed to the state of the asphalt and that with rain many step on the accelerator less.

But it's not always like this.

Some probably do not take into account that the braking distance with wet ground lengthens considerably: at 50 km / h the braking distance can be almost doubled and at 120 km / h, a dry car would slow down at about 80 meters would need more than 115 to stop

Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia

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