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Alcanar Receives More Than Half Of The Rainfall For An Year Which Is 490 l / m2

ByRak Esh

Sep 2, 2021

One day after the heavy downpour that on Wednesday caused numerous damages in Alcanar and Sant Carles de la Ràpita, in Tarragona, and which discharged 252 l / m2 (of which 77 liters fell in just half an hour), with flooding in low and in some streets, emergency services are still on alert.

The intensity of the rains has washed away dozens of vehicles, has forced the cutting of roads and the circulation of trains and has left a thousand users without electricity . During the next few hours the damage in this area of ​​the Ebre will be assessed with an eye to the sky.

Civil Protection of the Generalitat has raised the alert level of the Inuncat plan due to the intensity of the rains in Montsià and Baix Ebre . In addition, he has asked citizens to avoid displacement and not to leave their homes if it is not essential , since the rainy episode has not yet ended, although the intensity is expected to be lower.

The rains will give a truce for a few hours but the emergency services warn that the danger remains and they ask for caution.

At dawn, a total of 83 residents , especially the clients of the Els Alfacs campsite, who had to be assisted by the Firefighters , have slept in three hotels in Ulldecona and Alcanar, in addition to the municipal sports center of the latter municipality.

The roads in the area affected by the waterspout have been reopening, such as TV-3316, Protecció Civil has also reported, which has held a meeting early in the morning to assess the situation.

The supply cuts have been resolved, but at 8:00 am there were still about 200 subscribers without electricity .

With the start of the rail service, Adif has reestablished via only the movement of trains between Ulldecona and L’Aldea, after torrential rains on Wednesday cut service for several hours. The trains of the Mediterranean corridor are working again, according to Renfe.

Civil Protection of the Generalitat has raised the alert level of the Inuncat plan due to the intensity of the rains in Montsià and Baix Ebre . In addition, he has asked citizens to avoid displacement and not to leave their homes if it is not essential , since the rainy episode has not yet ended.

The 112 emergency phone has received, until 6 am this morning, a total of 702 calls for 519 incidents related to the heavy rains, especially in the Tarragona region of Montsià (634), 475 of them from Alcanar.

Likewise, Meteocat has reported that on Wednesday 252 l / m2 fell in three hours on Alcanar, more than half of the rainfall for a year , which is 490 l / m2; while in Sant Carles de la Ràpita 142 l / m2 fell and in Ulldecona, just 9 kilometers from Alcanar, 60 l / m2

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