Pnico in Ourense by the storm: "Oh my God, this is scary"

Pnico in Ourense by the storm: "Oh my God, this is scary"

Forces and security forces are forced to evacuate numerous residents of the Monterrei region by the storm registered in the last hours

Two civil guards carry a woman from Infesta in her arms, in ...

Two civil guards transfer a woman from Infesta, in Monterrei (Ourense), after the flood.
EFE | CIVIL PROTECTION

The intense storm accompanied by hail, lightning and heavy rainfall has planted the panic in the interior of the province of Ourense, where there have been instants of great concern that have led some neighbor to exclaim, with the fright in the body, " Oh God, this is scary. "

The Monterrei region, specifically Infesta, has been among the most affected. The device deployed by the security forces and bodies has reacted quickly to the situation and all its forces took pains to request the inhabitants of the area to remain inside their homes.

Among the inhabitants of the nuclei that have suffered most strongly this adverse climatology, we have heard reflections such as "in my life I had seen something like this" and there were also moments of great tension, the oldest believing that a man had been buried under the debris.

In Albarellos, the flood of the river, with the flow running freely, has left a Dantesque stamp, with cars that have literally been shipwrecked.

The tasks of control and rescue, which the neighbors supported with their help, have been continuous, by piecework, and there are numerous occasions in which the professionals of the respective bodies involved (Civil Guard, Civil Protection, Firemen) have had to carry with children, elderly people and pets that had been trapped by the water.

In arms, on shoulders, on horseback … All the techniques have been valid and used to protect the population, on a muddy terrain and plagued by rubble, tiles and loose bricks.

The General Directorate of Emergencies and Interior of the Xunta had activated from the midday of Monday an orange alert for storms and heavy downpours in the area of ​​the mountain of Ourense.

According to the Vice President of the Xunta said in a statement, the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) reported that accumulated rainfall of up to 30 liters per square meter in one hour.

In the area of ​​Mio, Sur and Valdeorras there was also a yellow warning for storms and rains.

For this reason, and in order to guarantee the safety of people and property, the General Directorate of Emergencies and Interior communicated the situation to the town halls; Provincial Councils, provincial services and groups of volunteers of Civil Protection, and it was advised from the first notices to adopt the necessary precautionary measures.

From the autonomic department recommended so extreme precautions and consult the website of the CIAE 112, which has meteorological information and links of interest to the citizen.

This Tuesday, in a very different day, presumably without showers, Galicia will gradually gain influence from the high pressures and increase according to the forecasts the atmospheric stability.

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