More than fifty people are mobilized in Totana before the announcement of cold drop for the next few days, so they are on alert before the torrential rain episode from the Local Police and emergency services of Civil Protection to technicians of the different councils, checkpoints, the Water Service, the Municipal Warehouse and municipal companies such as the cleaning service and public lighting.
Those responsible for Local Police and Civil Protection have held a coordination meeting today in order to set strategies and joint actions with the special device that will remain on alert before the warning of possible floods, collected in the Municipal Emergency Plan of Totana within the Territorial Civil Protection.
All the resources of the City Council will remain mobilized before the warning of orange alert that has been raised by the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) for rains since midnight and the day of this Saturday.
The orange warning will be active from twelve tonight until three in the afternoon tomorrow.
The device will be composed of 15 local police officers divided into several shifts, a score of volunteers Civil Protection and five vehicles in pre-alert and all operators, if necessary, the Municipal Water Service and the Department of Services the City and Infrastructures, according to those responsible.
In addition, all municipal sports facilities will be closed after all the federations have announced the suspension of official competitions during this weekend.
It is also possible that the municipal park "Marcos Ortiz" has to be closed, depending on the weather evolution, due to the danger of detachment and falling branches.
Important instructions for neighbors
In this sense, Local Police and Civil Protection recommend, in the face of this episode of torrential rains, to always remain calm, if possible not to leave the house in the hours that the atmospheric phenomenon occurs;
and if it is essential to do so, plan the route taking into account the flood zones of the municipality, and that there may be culvert covers that have been moved, or that are not in place.
It warns of the need not to cross ravines or flooded areas, neither in vehicle nor on foot, since it is not known what there may be under the water, nor the dragging that they may cause;
and not be near trees and poles that can be pulled down.
In this sense, it is very important to get away from the ravines, the torrents or the areas that can be flooded and not park the vehicle logically in them.
In addition, it is recommended to avoid areas with possible landslides;
and if necessary, call the emergency services, in this order, if possible:
092 or 968418181 (Local Police of Totana)
968424252 (Civil Protection of Totana)
Similarly, it is reported that, as a result of the experience of similar episodes, the areas susceptible to flooding in the urban area and floodplains are the following, so it is advisable to avoid them at all costs:
a) Rambla de La Santa:
Â· Access by El Cañico (C / Mayor de Sevilla).
Â· Access by the San Pedro Arch (Paseo de la Ribera Street).
Â· Access through the Step of María Jesús (C / Padre José María de los Llanos).
Â· Access by Carmen Conde Street).
b) Rambla de Los Arcos:
Â· Access from C / Santa Rita to the Cemetery
Â· Access from the Camino del Colmenar and Cemetery
Â· Access from the Camino de Huertos Nuevos.
Â· Access from C / Carmen Conde.
c) Tirol Camilleri neighborhood:
Â· Access to C / Carmen Conde from C / Echegaray
d) Rambla de los Catres (new CEIP La Cruz):
Â· At crossing with C / Del Mar.
Â· Access from the Road of the Sports Center.
e) Juan Carlos I underground passage (under the Glorieta Príncipe de Asturias)
f) Olympic neighborhood: next to the train tracks.
g) Caps of the culvert.- They usually move and lift in different points of the streets Carmen Conde (Tirol neighborhood), Lorca avenue, Cañada de Zamora, Alcántara -en junction with service road Avda Juan Carlos I-, La Cárcel street -in the junction with Juan Carlos I avenue of service -before arriving to the Civil Protection Roundabout (roundabout the French), Cruz de la Misión Roundabout, Santomera, General Páramo avenue, Minister Fernández Ordóñez and Alhama in their access to the urbanization " The Parral ".
Also, other flood points to be taken into account by drivers and pedestrians outside the urban area, more in rural areas are:
N340a: Flooding area and trawls at the height of VICMA and next to the municipal area with Alhama de Murcia (Ceña del Hierro).
Carretera del Raiguero (RM-D22-Corral Rubio): flooded area and crawls on reaching the bridge of the highway and at its junction with the Guadalentín River.
Camino de Hondales: floodable area and crawls on reaching the "El Maño" well.
Rambla de Lébor: all roads and paths that cross and surround it.
Crossroads with the Guadalentín River: paths of Los Palos, El Tiburón, Juan Teresa and Hondales.
Camino de los Mortolitos: crossing with La Santa rambla.
Camino del Colmenar: junction with the rambla that comes down from the Tira del Lienzo (Ciudad Deportiva "Valverde Reina").
Camino del Hinojar: next to the bridge of the highway.
RM-C7 (road of La Huerta or Nueva de La Santa): at its junction with La Santa rambla.
RM-C8 (Carivete road): at its junction with the La Santa ravine - danger due to landslides in the area of â€‹â€‹the "Carrera del Caballo".
La Costera: Ceña del Hierro, along with the variant (RM-622), before reaching the industrial estate.
RM-609 (Mazarron road): on the right, before climbing the bridge of the highway.
RM-502 (La Santa road: danger of landslides.
Other simple recommendations
It is also important to check where the main power switch and the water and gas shut-off valve of the home are located;
prevent the deterioration of the roof and terraces to avoid leaks that may affect the structure of the building;
periodically check the roof and keep the downspouts and water and rain racks clean, especially in the patios and terraces of the buildings.
Similarly, in the basements and premises with the possibility of flooding, protection measures must be provided and the necessary tools must be available to remove the water (water pumps, etc.);
and have on hand useful items such as radio devices -it is important to pay attention to the news coverage of radio and television-, flashlights, essential medication, warm clothes, protective clothing (raincoats, waterproof boots, etc.) and documentation personal.
Finally, in the car, it is also advisable to bring a flashlight, warm and protective clothing for water, a first aid kit and road maps of the area;
and do not forget to take the mobile phone loaded that will allow you to ask for help if necessary