Civil protection warns of temperatures above 40 degrees in the south and center of the peninsula

Civil protection warns of temperatures above 40 degrees in the south and center of the peninsula

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Several people walk down Calle Preciados in Madrid in the heat of the heat.

The General Directorate of Civil Protection and Emergencies have alerted, especially from Sunday, to the center and south of the peninsula where expect high temperatures They can even exceed 40 degrees Celsius in some areas.

Thus, according to the predictions of the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), the most affected provinces Jaén, Córdoba and Seville will be where that day 40ºC will be reached or exceeded.

In this situation, Civil Protection recommends limiting sun exposure, avoiding prolonged physical activity in the central hours of the day; drink plenty of water or liquids and take light, regular meals. In addition, he advises wearing light-colored clothing, protecting his head and be interested in the population in greater risk such as children, the elderly or sick people.

High temperatures can favor forest fires, which is why he insists on the petition to the population of take extreme precautions to avoid its appearance. In this situation, it indicates that Health maintains the National Plan of Preventive Actions for High Temperatures activated to reduce its associated effects.

Also insist that you should not throw cigarettes, garbage and especially glass bottles that make a magnifying glass effect with the sun and remember that negligence causes a large part of home fires.

Remember also that you are prohibited from lighting fires or bonfires in the bush and nearby land and that you should only camp only in authorized areas, which have protection measures against a possible fire and evacuation is easier.

In this context, it recommends that the person who discovers the fire at the outset notify the 112 immediately and that in case of being caught by a fire, you should avoid penetrating into the forest or forest and always go through areas of high visibility and fuel free. In the event of an emergency due to forest fire, underline the population that they must always heed the instructions of the competent authorities.

Urban fire in Ribera de Arriba.

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Urban fire in Ribera de Arriba.


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