The mayor of Águilas, Mari Carmen Moreno, has activated the Preemergence Plan before the red alert issued by the AEMET.
This has been the decision taken by the City Council of Águilas after the emergency meeting held this afternoon attended by members of Civil Protection, Red Cross, Local Police, Hydrogea, municipal technical services, the mayor of Cleaning and Public Safety, Isabel Fernández and Tomás Consentino, and the mayor of Águilas, Mari Carmen Moreno.
After the meeting, the mayor of Public Safety has ensured that "about two hundred civil protection, Red Cross, Local Police, Civil Guard, Fire and municipal technicians integrate the device launched to address the incidents that the rain could cause ".
Given the exceptional situation, and the AEMET forecast, with a probability of accumulated rainfall of 70 liters per square meter in one hour and up to 200 liters in twelve hours, the Aguileño Consistory, through the Municipal Emergency and Civil Protection Service , in anticipation of the rains that could occur in Águilas, the following tips are offered to the population:
Avoid parking on Julián Hernández Zaragoza Cycling Street.
Collect potable water in case of supply problems.
Periodically check your roof and downspouts and eliminate any accumulation of debris, leaves, soil, etc., that may impede the passage of water to the sewer, ditch or ditch near your home.
Remove from the outside of the house those objects that can be dragged by the water.
If you have to leave your home, disconnect electricity, gas and water.
Do not touch electrical appliances if they are wet.
Do not park vehicles or camp in dry channels, or on rambles, to avoid being surprised by a sudden surge of water or a flood.
Never cross the flooded sections with your vehicle, since the force of the water can drag you off the road.
Stay permanently informed, through radio and other media, of the weather forecasts and the state of the situation.
In case of downpour, if you have to travel, try to circulate, preferably, on main roads and highways at a moderate speed.
If you are in the countryside, stay away from the base of the hills, where you may be surprised by the water that falls on its slopes.
It is also important to locate the high points of the area where you are, as you may need to address them in case of possible flooding.
The emergency telephones in our area, in case you had to use them, are the following:
- EMERGENCIES: 112
- CIVIL PROTECTION: 968 493 080
- LOCAL POLICE: 968 493 062
- CIVIL GUARD: 968 411 098
- HEALTH EMERGENCIES: 112
- FIREFIGHTERS: 112
Source: Ayuntamiento de Águilas