More than 40 exits of firefighters in the province due to the gale

The strong gusts of wind last night and this morning have left records of more than one hundred kilometers per hour in different observatories. 132 km/h in L'Hospitalet de l'Infant and 126 in L'Albiol stand out.

Between eight in the afternoon yesterday and seven this morning, the firefighters have responded to a dozen calls: six in Camp de Tarragona and four in Terres de l'Ebre. In the whole of Catalonia there have been 27.

Among the outings there is the fall of a tree on the old N-340 as it passes through L'Aldea.

To these interventions we must add the 33 –26 in the Campo de Tarragona and seven in the Lands of the Ebro– carried out between seven and nine this morning. Most of them are due to the fall of branches and trees, as has happened on the Camino del Ángel in Tarragona –a 15-meter tree–, on Alemania avenue in Calafell and another on a plot of land on Marca Hispánica street, two trees in Avenida de Montserrat del Rourell and another tree in Villalonga del Camino (the confluence of the Camino de los Mayols with the TV-7223 road).

In Tarragona, the firefighters had to check the batter on a building on Calle Sant Domènec, in El Montmell a pole fell from the power line, in Salou a piece of a floor railing, in Reus there was a piece of glass about to fall in Joan Rebull square. Also in Reus, an awning fell down on Castellvell street, some solar panels and concrete blocks have blown up on De las Galaupes street, in the Mar de Riudecanyes urbanization and in Les Borges del Camp there were two large antennas about to fall.

Calls to 112

The 112 emergency telephone number has received, until eight in the morning, 75 calls, of which eight came from Tarragonès, seven from Baix Camp, four from Baix Ebre, three from Baix Penedès and two from Alt Camp.

By municipalities, five were from Reus, four from Tarragona, three from Roquetes and two from Calafell, Cambrils and Vila-seca


For their part, both the Tarragona and Reus City Councils have activated the Vencat plan in the alert phase of the different incidents that have occurred in the municipality.

Other important wind records have been recorded in La Riba (124), La Selva del Campo (118), Rojales (116), Mas de Barberans (113.8), El Perelló (112.7), Farena (111), Almoster (105) and Vilaplana, El Vendrell and Mont-roig del Campo (103)

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