The union of two storms, one from the Mediterranean and one from the Atlantic, will generate from this Thursday until next Sunday the first great rainy season of autumn to areas of the Mediterranean area of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands, where strong, persistent and storms are expected, which could accumulate more than 100 liters of water per square meter in 12 hours, depending on the day.
Specifically, the most intense rainfall is expected in the province of Castellón, which is assigned the red warning level, where they could accumulate up to 180 liters per square meter (l / m2) in 12 hours. There is also forecast of storms and strong winds on land and coastal areas of Andalusia, Catalonia, Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura.
One of the spokesmen of the State Agency of Meteorology (Aemet), Rubén del Campo, explained on Wednesday to Servimedia that on Thursday will arrive "the first important storm of autumn", which is expected to bring "widespread rains to many regions", although with greater intensity in Mediterranean areas.
"The last of these characteristics took place in 2008. The episodes of intense or torrential rains on the Mediterranean slope are common in our climate, but since 2008 there is not recorded such a general episode"he added.
The most adverse day will be Thursday, when rain is expected in practically the whole peninsula and the Balearic Islands, while on Friday they will be restricted to the center and east of the peninsula, as well as the Balearic archipelago, and the weekend will be reduced to Mediterranean places.
Del Campo indicated that the Atlantic storm will penetrate this Thursday in the peninsular southwest and the Mediterranean will approach the Balearic Islands. "Each one of them alone is capable of producing intense rains, the atmospheric instability will increase and will favor the arrival of very humid and unstable wind from the Mediterranean, which will give the wicker suitable for heavy rains and, in addition, persistent, "he said.
He added that the most significant part of the storm in Mediterranean areas is that "It will be raining for many hours continuously", with accumulations that will exceed 100 liters per square meter in 12 hours.
The heavy rains will arrive this Thursday morning to Andalusia, Catalonia and the Valencian Community. The interaction of the two storms will cause the precipitations to intensify in the afternoon in Catalonia, Aragon, the Valencian Community and the Balearic Islands, where very heavy rains of between 30 and 40 liters per square meter are expected in an hour, and persistent that could be exceeded locally. 150 liters per square meter in 12 hours. This episode could continue until the end of Friday.
In fact, the Aemet has activated the red warning in the north of Castellón between 6 pm on Thursday and 6 am on Friday because it is expected to accumulate up to 180 liters of water per square meter in 12 hours.
On the other hand, Del Campo stressed that the storm will move this Saturday to the southwest of the peninsula and will be "retreating", although the persistent rains will continue in the Valencian Community, Murcia and the Mediterranean area of Andalusia.
"The Mediterranean regions will be the most affected, but it can rain in other parts of the peninsula, perhaps the area with the least rainfall is Galicia and the northwest of Castilla y León, but, in general, it will rain in many areas of Spain, although with as much force and persistence as in the Mediterranean, "Del Campo concluded.
The Provincial Fire Brigade of Valencia (CPBV) has prepared a special device for rescue and rescues before the forecasts of cold drop and this Thursday there will be a reinforcement of twenty-one firefighters and review of all the specific material and equipment.
As reported by the Consortium, the staff of its Communications Center will have, for twenty-four hours from Thursday, two off-duty operators to improve telephone service and emergency management, as well as to ensure the vehicle's mobility. Advanced command post (PMA).
The command structure will also be reinforced with a park chief located in each zone and an officer in the localized guard station, with a response time of less than one hour, in case of emergency.
The commanders and all the personnel on duty will proceed today to the set-up and review of all the material and specific equipment for rescue and rescue.
Among the recommendations of the Valencia Fire Brigade Consortium, is clean the downspouts and ducts of the houses and remove from the outside the objects that may be washed away by the water.
Once the emergency has started, rremove vehicles from areas that may flood and get away from the banks of rivers and ravines, as well as not remain on bridges and not cross them if there are doubts about its resistance.
The Consortium recommends that only the vehicle be used if it is absolutely necessary, and in that case, to circulate on main roads and highways, moderating the speed, and Do not park in dry riverbeds or riverside to avoid being surprised by a sudden flood of water or flood.
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