6,600 homes without electricity in the Ebre due to the rains
Civil Protection of the Generalitat has activated this Friday afternoon Pla INUNCAT alert by an observation notice for the intensity of torrential rain, exceeding the threshold of 40 l/m² in 30 minutes, in the Ports area, in Terres de l'Ebre.
In fact, throughout the night and part of the morning up to 217 l/m² were recorded in the Els Ports Natural Park and records of a hundred liters in towns such as Ulldecona or La Sénia. The rains are expected to continue throughout this Saturday.
Another consequence of this heavy downpour is the lack of electricity supply, as reported by Civil Protection. According to this morning's balance, there would be almost 6,000 affected in these regions without electricity in their homes. The power outage affects a dozen municipalities in these southern regions.
The reason for the lack of electricity supply would be a breakdown caused by heavy rains in recent hours.
As the hours have passed, the number of subscribers without electricity has risen to 6,660, with a third of those affected being residents of La Sènia (2,600), followed by Ulldecona 55 and Amposta 44. In the vicinity of Tortosa there are 420 owners without light.
Affectation due to lack of electricity supply (11am): 6,660 subscriptions in total.
• Montsià: 4,190 subscriptions. Within these:
– La Senia 2,600
- Ampost 44
• Tortosa area (Baix Ebre) – 420 subscriptions.
— Civil Protection (@emergenciescat)
November 12, 2022
The episode of heavy rains affects the regions of the Terra Alta, Montsià and Baix Ebre. In this area heavy downpours will be accompanied by strong gusts of wind.
🚒 At this point #bomberscat We do not have any action related to storms or the accumulation of water in Terres de l'Ebre, where it rains heavily.
⚠️ A lot of caution and, for any emergency, call 112 https://t.co/z2eByxZIMF
— Firefighters (@bomberscat)
November 11, 2022
fromand the Center for Operational Coordination of Catalonia (CECAT) for Civil Protection This notice has already been sent to all the affected municipalities, and it has been requested that all fords and flooding points that pose a risk be closed preventively.
Citizens are advised to be very careful when moving around the areas that may be affected by this episode of rainfall, and also in outdoor activities.
It is necessary to avoid parking the vehicle in riverbeds or underground flooding points, and never cross rivers or streams if they come down with water, especially in areas where greater intensities and accumulations are expected.