The weather forecast indicates that at six o'clock this afternoon there could be torrential rains over the city of Alicante, for which reason the City Council has decided to close the schools at 2:00 p.m., a measure that the University had also announced earlier.
In a meeting held this morning by the Technical Committee of the Emergency Coordination Center of the Alicante City Council chaired by the mayor, Luis Barcala, who has evaluated the forecasts of heavy rains for the city in the next 12 hours, this measure has been adopted and others that are specified below:
The Municipal Action Plan against the risk of flooding that was activated at 12 noon yesterday Monday, which implies having all municipal emergency services active: Civil Protection, SPEIS Fire Brigade and Local Police, is maintained.
All the action protocols of the Department of Social Action remain active, since last Friday, with the expansion of places in the Reception Center for the homeless. The forecast with the Red Cross of the qualification of the Babel Sports Pavilion is established, in case the real needs exceed its capacity
Aguas de Alicante also activated its pre-emergency devices yesterday with the closure and maximum functionality of the La Marjal floodplain on San Juan beach and the San Gabriel reservoir. The Local Police have reviewed all the ravines and they are clean and safe.
The agreed complementary measures are: the cessation of teaching activity in schools in Alicante from 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The cessation of all activity after 3:00 p.m., to allow time for minors to eat in the centers normally. The City Council recommends that parents pick up their children at schools in stages starting at 2:00 p.m.
The closure is established from 3:00 p.m. of all Social and Senior Centers; the municipal sports facilities, parks and gardens, as well as the two castles of Santa Bárbara and San Fernando.
It is also recommended throughout the afternoon and especially after 5:00 p.m. to avoid the use of vehicles and the transit of people. In the same way, it is advisable in private homes to fold awnings and fasten other elements that could be affected.
In any case, it is recommended that the population follow the indications and exclusively attend to the information provided by the official sources of the Alicante City Council, through the website www.alicante.es and the City Council's social networks.
These measures are subject to variation depending on the evolution of the pre-emergency situation due to rain in Alicante established by the Generalitat Valenciana.