Civil Protection of the Generalitat has put on Alert the NEUCAT plan by the forecast of the Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC) of an episode of snowfall. These could reach Martorell, as they are expected to be widespread at any level until mid-morning this Saturday. Authorities recommend being alert to weather forecasts at the time and taking extreme caution.
The Generalitat’s Civil Protection recommends that citizens, in the face of mobility in these areas, be aware of the weather forecast and consult traffic incidents before leaving home. The vehicle must be prepared for the snow, with chains, a blanket, a flashlight and a mobile phone charged with a battery in the event of any emergency.
It is advisable to follow the advice of Civil Protection against snowfall in interior.gencat.cat/nevades, and reduce mobility in snow-affected areas if not essential. In addition, it should be remembered that there are also restrictions on mobility to contain the epidemic outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the same time, Civil Protection has also put the Special Emergency Plan for wind risk in Catalonia (VENTCAT) in the Pre-Alert phase for the forecast of the SMC of winds this Saturday. According to the forecast, the wind may exceed 72 km / h for the coastal, pre-coastal and inland regions of the country, especially at high altitudes. On Saturday, an episode of rough seas is also expected along the Catalan coast.
In the face of wind warning, extreme caution must be exercised in areas where it blows hard, especially when it comes to driving and outdoor activities. Also, and at a preventive level, it is necessary to fix well any element of Christmas decoration of balconies and terraces so that it does not fly due to the wind. Consult the Generalitat’s Civil Protection councils in the face of winds at interior.gencat.cat/ventades.
It is recommended to follow the evolution of the weather situation and follow the tips and possible incidents via twitter @emergenciescat.
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