Heavy rains cause more than 300 incidents in Cuenca and Albacete

Around 300 emergency calls were received tonight by the firefighters of Cuenca for the torrential rains that mainly affected El Picazo and Motilla del Palancar, where they rescued people and made water bilges, while in the province of Albacete a road is cut off in El Bonillo.

According to Efe sources from the Diputación de Cuenca, firefighters worked mostly in towns such as El Picazo, Motilla del Palancar and Villanueva de la Jara, where they continue on the morning of this Saturday.

On the afternoon of this Saturday, two children had to be rescued from an occupational center and a 70-year-old man from his vehicle, in which he had been trapped, as a result of the overflow of a river in Ossa de Montiel (Albacete) by the heavy rains recorded

Likewise, the dam of Castillejos, in Cuenca, has begun to unload water at 60 cubic meters per second, has reported emergencies 112 of Castilla-La Mancha, which has specified that the measure, "although without risk", will affect the localities waters below Alcalá del Júcar, Jorquera, Valdeganga and Villalgordo del Júcar, the four in the province of Albacete.

In El Picazo, the neighbors saw how the Rambla de Tébar overflowed, something “historic”, and the water exceeded two meters high, as explained by Efe the mayor, Carlos Pastor.

This has caused about twenty homes to be full of water, mud and mud still hours later, while municipal operators are busy cleaning the streets.

As a result of the rains, in the province of Albacete the roads AB-609, from kilometer 0 to 11, are cut off in El Bonillo.

Roads N-310, from kilometer 170 to 185, and CUV-8307, from kilometer 8 to 14, both in the municipality of El Picazo, have been reopened shortly before ten thirty in the morning of this Saturday.

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