By Chris King •
Published: 31 Aug 2021 • 18:45
Community of Madrid activates the pre-emergency level for flooding.
THE COMMUNITY of Madrid has activated the pre-emergency level due to the imminent risk of flooding in the capital
In a statement issued by the regional government today, Tuesday, August 31, with the forecast of imminent heavy rainfall in the region, the Community of Madrid has activated the pre-emergency level of the Special Civil Protection Plan, through the Madrid 112 Emergency and Security Agency (ASEM112).
This alert will be in place from midnight on Tuesday, throughout Wednesday, September 1, and it is intended to alert the different administrations, as well as citizens who may be affected by any incidents of flooding, although during this phase, they stressed that INUNCAM (floods in the Community of Madrid), is not considered activated, but that if the floods are confirmed earlier than midnight then it could well be activated.
AEMET, the State Meteorological Agency has declared an orange warning for heavy rains, with accumulated rainfall of up to 15 millimeters, and storms that could arrive accompanied by hail between midnight and 11pm this Wednesday in the capital, area Metropolitana and Henares, along with a yellow alert in the rest of the region, with the same characteristics and schedules as the rest of the region.
As reported by Madrid City Council on its Twitter account, El Retiro and eight other parks in the city will maintain marked areas today, after activating the orange alert due to strong gusts of wind, and this alert will be active between 9pm and midnight tonight, in compliance with the Incident Management Protocol, and action in anticipation of exceptionally adverse weather situations due to strong gusts of wind, as reported by 20minutos.es.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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