June 15, 2021

The torrential rains in Valencia cut roads and force to close several schools

The torrential rains in Valencia cut roads and force to close several schools

The torrential rains that have downloaded up to 309 liters per square meter in the area of ​​La Safor (Valencia) have forced to suspend classes in municipalities of this Valencian region, as in Gandia and Ròtova, and have caused 145 incidents until 9.00 am, as reported by the Emergency Coordination Center to Ep.

Thus, Emergency 112 has received 218 calls for 145 incidents until 9.00. Specifically, in Alicante have received 69 calls for 50 incidents, in Castellón six calls for as many incidents while the province of Valencia has been the most complicated, with 143 calls and 89 incidents.

For its part, the Provincial Fire Department Consortium has attended since last night to 12 notices related to rain, especially for water drains in Gandia, Palma de Gandia, Barx and Beniarjó.

Also, the rains have also caused various incidents on the roads. The CV-80 at kilometer 35 in Palma de Gandia had to be cut at 23.06 hours due to the water level reached in the ravine, although it was restored at 02.12 with caution.

Likewise, the Valencia Provincial Fire Consortium had to intervene on the Cova Negra road in Palma de Gandia at 05.38 for a trapped vehicle and at 6.25 hours for vehicles blocked on the Beniarjo-La Font d'en Carròs-Beniarjó road, according to the same sources.

For its part, members of the Provincial Fire Brigade have rescued, at 5:55 this Thursday, a man who has been dragged with his vehicle through an avenue of water and mud as a result of heavy rains. The rescue has been carried out between the terms of Pilar de la Horadada (Alicante) and San Pedro del Pinatar (Murcia).

The man was driving to his work when he was dragged along an avenue of water and mud. The Torrevieja park has sent three vehicles for the rescue. One of the trucks has been placed parallel to the towed vehicle and has been able to assist the man.

On the other hand, around 20.00 hours, the Consortium received a warning in the park of Torrevieja because a catamaran was being dragged by the wind towards a zone of rocks. The only crewman alerted 112 of the situation. The firemen tied the sailboat with ropes and the man could be rescued. The operation ended around 21.40.


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