The City Council has established a special security device for alerts, yellow for today and red for tomorrow, due to heavy rains that the State Meteorological Agency has declared in Murcia.
According to the AEMET, this Wednesday they could reach 15 liters per square meter in one hour (yellow level warning) and tomorrow they can reach 70 liters in one hour (red level warning).
This is a new episode of cold drop known as the DANA (Isolated Depression in High Levels).
A coordination device has been established between Murcia Firefighters, Local Police, Civil Protection, Aguas de Murcia, lighting, cleaning, urban planning, the Emergency Mobile Service and Social Assistance (SEMAS), as well as parks and gardens.
At the moment, the day goes by without incident and more than 500 troops are prepared to work on the possible damages that may be caused by the episode of heavy rainfall.
In the case of worsening the situation, the staff would be expanded to 1,000.
The entire staff of the Local Police will be on alert for the rainy episode, both for districts and city.
They will periodically review, in accordance with the progress of rainfall, all those places where there are risks due to accumulations of water or cuts of roads and streets due to the existence of waterways or natural rainwater passages.
The Civil Protection service and the Operational Groups of Volunteers of Murcia and Pedanías are on alert, located and with monitoring of the meteorological phenomenon, according to AEMET.
The operation is made up of a total of 24 volunteers, of which 12 will be for districts and 12 for the city.
As for firefighters, there will be a total of 55 who are on duty after the activation of the alert due to heavy rains.
They will be in charge of draining the water, putting out fires in power lines and draining flooded lows, as well as rescuing people and drivers trapped in flooded areas, if necessary.
The work team that will have Aguas de Murcia to face the possible incidents arising from the expected rainfall will be a total of 98 people.
It will also have a deployment of special means available to the emergency, such as specialized vehicles, electric trucks, generator sets of different powers and portable pumping group for bilges, among others.
The maintenance service of Public Lighting will be reinforcing with the performance of 4 work teams equipped with truck with lifting platform, crane truck and assistance of 1 manager.
For its part, Parks and Gardens has carried out the review of its scuppers in the more than one thousand green areas of the municipality of Murcia.
For this special device it will have 70 workers, including municipal and STV dealership, as well as specialized vehicles.
The Traffic service will carry out a follow-up from the Traffic room, giving the appropriate instructions to the agents of the Local Police about possible problems that may alter the pace of the drivers.
The Mobile Emergency and Social Assistance Service (SEMAS) will also be on alert to meet the basic needs of people who need it.
Also from the Road Cleaning Service will modify its work program by activating the staff for the episode of heavy rains.
Thus, approximately 70 people will be responsible for cleaning these days, as well as 42 for districts.
To this personnel we must add the machinery and extraordinary means if the circumstance requires it.
In total, the Cleaning Service has 277 pawns, 19 drivers and 104 specialist pawns for cleaning and dragging.
Acts of the Murcia Fair
The Murcia Fair will continue with its program of events during these days.
In the event that the rains hinder its development and there is the case of cancellation and cancellation, all information will be sent through the City Council networks, in your Twitter and Facebook account.
Information updated 24 hours a day
The Local Police Twitter will be active 24 hours a day offering all the updated information about the incidents that occur.
He will do it through his Twitter channel of the Local Police (@MurciaPolicia).
The City Council recommends that while the alert remains activated do not use private vehicles, do not cross the waterways or streets with water, respect the cut points and do not establish vehicles in flood areas
Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia