Catalunya activates the Emergency Flood Plan in anticipation of heavy rains

Catalunya activates the Emergency Plan for floods in anticipation of heavy rains

Catalunya in Spain activates the Emergency Flood Plan in anticipation of heavy rains.

The forecast for heavy rain has led the General Directorate of Civil Protection of the Generalitat to activate the alert phase of the flood emergency plan (INUNCAT). The forecast is that the precipitations will be registered mainly in the central and southern coast of Catalonia, from Sunday night (August 29). The rains are due to last through Monday and Tuesday.

The Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC-Meteocat) has forecast intense rainfall in much of the Catalan region, but it will be mainly in the southern and central coastal and pre-coastal areas, where 20 litres of water per square metre is expected to fall in just 30 minutes. Heavy storms are also forecast.

The Civil Protection Unit in the region has recommended great caution when travelling and participating in outdoor activities in areas affected by heavy rains, especially tomorrow, Monday, August 30.

The CPU has also recommended avoiding parking the vehicle close to streams or in underground car parks and flood points.

It also warns against crossing rivers or streams if they generally have a heavy flow or current, especially in areas where more significant intensities and accumulations are expected.

 


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