The delegate of the Government of the Junta de Andalucía in Almería, Maribel Sánchez, declared at 12.03 this Saturday the pre-emergency phase of the Emergency Plan for the Risk of Floods in the province, due to the heavy rains recorded.
The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) maintained the orange level active for accumulated rainfall of up to 80 litres per square metre in 12 hours until 14.00 hours on Saturday.
The pre-emergency phase refers to the existence of hydrological and meteorological information which, due to its unfavourable evolution, could lead to flooding.
The yellow level for rain also remained in force until 14:00 hours in the areas of Nacimiento and Campo de Tabernas, Poniente and capital and Levante, and for storms in the Levante.
From 00:00 hours until midday on Saturday, the Single Emergency Telephone 112 has managed forty incidents related to the rainstorm in the province of Almeria.
Most of the warnings were due to incidents on the network of secondary roads, due to water pools and landslides on roads, and flooding on public roads in numerous municipalities in Almería, such as Níjar, Olula del Río, Almería city, Roquetas de Mar, Viator, Canjáyar and Purchena, among others.
As a result of the rainfall, the roads AL-7102 (Cantoria), AL-3113 (Almería), AL-3201 and AL-3112 (El Barranquete), AL-3202 (Costacabana, Almería), AL-3108 (Pozo de los Frailes) and AL-3117 (Marraque) were closed to traffic. The Níjar Municipal Emergency Plan remains active.
There have been some occasional flooding of garages, premises or homes in municipalities such as Roquetas de Mar, Almería city and Níjar. In the latter town, on the other hand, the Las Negras access wadi has overflowed, so the operational services recommend not to circulate in the area and to avoid travelling.
In none of the incidents managed by 112 there have been any personal injuries.