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Cartagena recovers normality after an episode of rain and wind in which it was possible to foresee the eviction of populations (25/03/2020)

The municipality of Cartagena recovers normality after the episode of intense rains and strong winds of more than 70 kilometers per hour, which reached 120 liters per square meter in the accumulated 24-hour period, as highlighted by the mayor, Ana Belén Castejón, in an appearance before the media made today through the internet.

Castejón has highlighted the operation of the infrastructures that were able to drain the amount of water registered without major incidents, as well as the perfect coordination of the municipal infrastructure and citizen security services, led by María Casajús and Juan Pedro Torralba.

The mayor recalled that although 10 roads were cut yesterday due to road waterlogging, this morning they were already open to traffic, with the exception of the Siphon road, between Las Tejeras and Molino Derribao.

The mayor has pointed out that the Government always tried to stay ahead of events, and that although the AEMET's orange warning came late, it did not prevent her from coordinating the collaboration of the armed forces and preparing an operation for the case of that there would have been an overflow of the boulevards, evicting populations;

with the difficulties of the coronavirus crisis.

It was not necessary although there were some floods in Los Molinos and Los Urrutias, Lengua de la Vaca and Arenal de Los Nietos.

In his balance he has also made reference to the fall of trees that were attended by the brigades and the firefighters and a piece of canvas from the Muarlla de Carlos III in the vicinity of the entrance to Navantia, which he realized yesterday. the General Directorate of Cultural Assets of the CARM to urge its current owner, the Ministry of defense, to consolidate and restore it.

Likewise, the actions of the Civil Protection and Local Police have been highlighted, which always kept the coordination center informed of the evolution of events, from which specific information was gradually given to the population.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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