The UME moves to Asturias 120 troops for the snow storm

The UME moves to Asturias 120 troops for the snow storm


Dozens of roads continue closed to traffic, Thousands of users are still without power supply and about twenty provinces are on alert for snow or rain because of the storm, while the search for the missing fisherman continues on Sunday in Galicia.

According to Maritime Rescue, the track of the 24-year-old girl was lost in a rocky area of ​​the municipality of Camariñas (La Coruña), where she practiced sport fishing at a time when waves of up to five meters and strong winds were recorded.

As for the couple of hikers from Sabadell (Barcelona) who were lost on Saturday when they came down from the Puigpedrós crown, in the Cerdanya, and were heading towards the Malniu refuge, in Meranges (Gerona), they have been located alive today, have informed to Efe the Firemen of the Generalitat.

The State Agency of Meteorology (Aemet) keeps today alert for rain, snow, cold or wind to 21 provinces of 11 autonomous communities, orange level (significant risk) to Tarragona and Castellón by wind, and Gerona and Tarragona by coastal phenomena.

The Military Union of Emergencies (UME) moves to Asturias on Monday to mitigate the effects of the storm in several municipalities of the community with a total of 120 troops and 22 vehicles to meet the request for support made by the Government of the Principality.

In this community, 15 schools are closed that have left no more than 1,300 students, 12,500 users continue without power, a dozen roads remain cut and 142 telephone stations have been dropped, which have left a thousand users without a fixed service.

The power cuts also persist in the Lucena towns of Pedrafita do Cebreiro and A Fonsagrada, whose mayor, Argelio Fernández Queipo, has acknowledged that "he had never seen an equal snowfall in October" in this town, where up to 30 centimeters of snow accumulated .

The snowfall that has fallen on the mountain of Lugo has also left 316 students without class in the province, where a total of 11 schools have been affected by inclement weather.

The winter road system has been activated today for the first time this campaign in The Rioja by the ice and snow accumulated in several mountain passes of the secondary network of the region, with the mobilization of five teams.

In Minorca, where on Sunday a tornado left 38,000 residents without electricity, some 25 generators have been installed in priority areas, such as nursing homes and other public facilities, and it is expected that health and education centers will be able to function normally.

The Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) keeps cut 24 sections of secondary roads of Asturias and Cantabria, by snow, and of Castile and Leon, the Balearic Islands and Andalusia, by rain.

Specifically, the ports of Estacas de Trueba, in Burgos and Cantabria, are closed to traffic; Lunada, Palombera and La Sía (Cantabria), Somiedo, Cerredo, Tarna, La Marta, El Palo, Ventana, San Isidro, Leitariegos and Connio (Asturias), and La Covatilla (Salamanca).

In addition, the rain prevents to circulate by the A-7279, the MA-5403 and the MA-6404, in the province of Malaga, as well as in the Ma-4023 and the Ma-12, in Mallorca.

And the Deputation of Lugo keeps deployed the device of winter road to condition the provincial roads that are closed in the region of A Mountain and in the South Zone because of snow and ice, whose thickness reaches in some areas the half meter Tall.

Until 1:00 pm today, the highest precipitations have been recorded in Cantabria, with 60 liters per square meter, and this community has also recorded the highest wind gusts, specifically in the Alto Campoo station, at 121 kilometers per hour.

As for temperatures, the minimums have recorded negative values ​​in Avila, Granada, Segovia, Soria and Teruel, while the maximum have not exceeded 20 degrees Celsius at any point of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands.

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