A total of 200 troops among municipal emergency technicians, Municipal Emergency Service, Civil Protection, Local Police, Town Planning, Social Services, Aguas de Lorca, Limusa and private companies, as well as firefighters, are in a pre-alert situation.
The Councilor for Emergencies of the City of Lorca, Isabel Casalduero, has announced that the Consistory has activated the INUNLOR Plan to "attend possible emergencies caused by the alert of rains, orange level, established by the State Meteorological Agency, AEMET, for tomorrow Tuesday, August 27 in the Guadalentín Valley, Lorca and Águilas ".
Casalduero Jódar has announced that "this rain alert will be activated on Tuesday from 00:00 to 15:00 on the same day. Specifically, the forecasts consider the possibility, between 40 and 47 percent, to accumulate up to 40 liters per square meter Before the activation by the General Directorate of Public Safety and Emergencies of the Autonomous Community of the pre-emergency phase of the INUNMUR Plan at Level 0, from the City of Lorca we have activated the INUNLOR Plan in the Pre-Emergency phase, specific for the municipality. "
The Edil has ensured that "the purpose of this phase is to alert the authorities and services involved, as well as to inform the potentially affected population in a preventive manner. The INUNLOR Plan entails the pre-alert situation for all municipal emergency personnel, Emergency Services Municipal Emergencies, Civil Protection, Local Police, Town Planning Technicians, Social Services, Aguas de Lorca, Limusa and private companies, to add more than 200 troops, as well as firefighters of the Firefighting Consortium. the operative ones and the opportune means to act in case it was necessary ".
Casalduero has insisted that "before the possible emergencies caused by these rains, from the City Council and the Municipal Emergency Service we ask the population to take into account both prevention measures and self-protection measures in order to guarantee the safety of the citizenship. In the same way we ask you to follow the indications of both 112 and the City of Lorca through the website www.lorca.es, Facebook and Twitter ".
Measures to prevent flood risk (before):
â¢ Remove from the outside of the house those objects that can be dragged by the water.
â¢ Do not park vehicles or camp in dry riverbeds, or at the riverside, to avoid being surprised by a sudden flood of water or by a flood.
â¢ Have a medicine cabinet, water and durable food ready.
Calculate supplies for about three days.
â¢ Place toxic products: herbicides, insecticides, solvents, paints, ..., out of reach of water.
â¢ Periodically check roofs, sewers and downspouts.
Remove accumulations of debris, leaves and dirt.
â¢ Place valuables out of reach of water.
Self-protection measures to be taken in case of emergency due to heavy rains (during):
â¢ Use the telephone only to inform the authorities.
â¢ Disconnect electrical appliances.
Economize food and heating.
â¢ Stay permanently informed through official media such as Twitter @ "112Lorca" or other media such as weather forecasts and the state of the situation.
â¢ If the house is flooded, it is essential to leave basements and ground floors as soon as possible and disconnect electricity using, preferably, lighting lanterns.
â¢ If you have to travel, try to drive, preferably, on main roads and highways.
â¢ If you are in the countryside, you have to get away from rivers, torrents and low areas of hillsides and hills, while avoiding flooded fords.
Tips if you are in your vehicle:
â¢ Inform yourself through the meteorological or civil protection institute of the risks of torrential rains.
Also use local stations.
â¢ Do not leave the vehicle parked in places that can flood, or where it can be dragged by a stream of water.
â¢ When driving, do not cross flooded places.
A small depression can accumulate a lot of water.
If you do it with short speed and moving very slowly.
Check the brakes after crossing.
â¢ Pay attention to landslides, sinks, sinks ...
â¢ Avoid traveling at night.
â¢ Know where the highest places are and how to reach them quickly.
â¢ Leave the car if:
â¢ Water begins to level up on the road.
â¢ If the vehicle gets stuck.
â¢ If when crossing a stream the water is above the wheel axle.
â¢ When you have difficulty opening the door, exit through the windows.
Before the appearance of blizzards or heavy snowfall:
â¢ If you are going to go outside, wear several superimposed light and warm garments, before a single garment of thick fabric.
Avoid tight clothes.
Allow air to circulate and act as an insulator.
Protect your face, head and hands.
â¢ Do not do excessive physical exercises because the cold is not good for the heart.
â¢ It is not convenient for elderly people and children to go outside.
â¢ In case of blizzard: combination of cold air, snowfall and strong winds that reduce visibility, it is preferable to avoid exits or displacements.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca