classes suspended and roads closed

Twenty-five municipalities in the province of Alicante and fourteen towns in the Region of Murcia They have suspended this Tuesday the classes in educational centers before the Orange alert by Torrential rains and storms thrown by the aemet. The province of Almeriawho has not suspended school activity, is also at significant risk.

As to Murciathe Ministry of Education, Vocational Training and Employment, in coordination with the General Directorate of Citizen Security and Emergencies, has suspended university and school activity, both school and non-school in Eagles, Puerto Lumbreras, lorca, Mazarron, Cartagena, poplar fountain, pacheco tower, Los Alcazares, San Javier, San Pedro Pinatar, The Union, aledo, Totana and Alhama de Murcia. In fact, Cartagena and Mazarrón meet from four in the morning in Red alert due to heavy rainfall, with the forecast of “extreme risk of accumulated precipitation in one hour of up to 61 mm”.

The Murcia emergency centers have dealt with a total of 117 issues related to water drainage and rescue of trapped vehicles. In most cases the driver, under his responsibility, had entered roads previously closed by the municipalities. Sources from the Emergency Coordination Center have indicated that no victims have been recorded.


As to Alicantethe Emergency Coordination Center has established the pre-emergency throughout the province orange level and has warned that the accumulated precipitation could be 80mm in 12 hours and with the possibility of hail in some areas, as indicated by the ‘112 CV’ in his account Twitter.

The Alicante municipalities with suspended classes are the following: Albatera, Algorfa, almoradí, Benejuzar, Benijofar, bigastro, calloused, Catral, Cox, Crevillent, Daya New, elx, Formentera, Farm of rocamora, guardamar of the Safe, jacarilla, The Montesinos, Orihuela, Pillar of the pierced, rafal, Rojales, redovan, Saint isidro, holy pole and Torrevieja.

In the case of Valencia, the pre-emergency due to rains and storms has been activated on the southern coast of the province, according to the latest update of the 112 GVA. In the interior south, it is expected yellow risk by rainfall.

As to Almeriais also on orange alert due to heavy rains in the valley of Almanzora, The Velez, the capital and in areas of the west and east, which will leave 30 liters per square meter in one hour; in Grenade There is a yellow warning for rain or storms in Guadix, Asset, Snowfall Alpujarras and on the coast.

Avoid displacements

With this preventive measure, in anticipation of heavy rains, it is intended avoid displacement, ensuring the safety of vulnerable people and reducing their mobility. On the other hand, in those centers where the school activity is maintained, they must provide for the attention of the students in the event of possible absences of teachers who cannot travel to the educational center.

In general, the affected consistories have asked the population to avoid unnecessary travel and follow the instructions of the Local Police and Civil Protection.

In Murcia, the lack of teachers who prove the impossibility of attending their service center due to roadblocks that prevent their movement to it will be considered justified. In the 14 municipalities, the training courses of the Regional Employment and Training Service (SEF) and the key competency exam scheduled in Cartagena and Lorca are also suspended this Tuesday.

The educational community is requested to be attentive to the Educarm website and social networks where the news that may occur due to the evolution of the meteorological situation will be offered.

The Ministry is in permanent contact with the General Directorate of Citizen Security and Emergencies and pending the activation of notices of the Inunmur Special Civil Protection Plan against Floods in the Region of Murcia, activated this Monday.

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