The Ebro Hydrographic Confederation (CHE) released this Thursday an orange notification in relation to the rains already observed in the Aragonese Pyrenees, where The new rain may affect the population of the main rivers – the Aragón, the Gállego, the Ara and the Cinca. during the morning of Thursday, November 2.
CHE indicated this in a message published on its social networks, where it reported that “Extraordinary floods” are expected with the capacity to cause damage to the rivers Aragón, Gállego, Ara and Cinca.
According to the Confederation, Today’s showers may leave a cumulative rainfall of 80 millimeters in 12 hoursif this amount sometimes accumulates throughout the day.
In the last 13 days, in the town of Huesca in Espierba, in the Pineta valley, 695 liters have been collected.
In the early hours of this Thursday, the yellow alert level was exceeded Galicianin the height of Sabiñánigoand on Renewalin the height of Lafortunada. As a result, the CHE reported that it maintains the flooding of the rivers Aragón, Gállego, Ara and Cinca.
El río Aragón a su paso por Canfranc ya empieza a ser preocupante. Esperando que baje la temperatura y el agua se combinará en nieve en las partes altas. pic.twitter.com/EADjPnRHwf
— Fernando Sánchez (@fercanfranc) November 2, 2023
In just the past 12 hours, rainfall has been collected in the Ebro basin above normal, reports CHE. The latest rain left 120 liters per square meter in Candanchú and Cebollar (Ordesa) and 100 liters per square meter in Búbal and Pineta. Also, rain is expected to continue throughout the morning on Thursday.
DGA activates the Civil Protection Plan
The Government of Aragon also activated this Thursday the Territorial Civil Protection Plan of Aragon (Platear) due to bad meteorological phenomena due to widespread winds throughout Aragon and heavy rains in the Pyrenees and possible flooding of the rivers at the head of the left bank of the Ebro.
The activation of Platear in the alert phase is recognized by the existence of information from forecasting and alert services or from ordinary intervention services that, due to bad evolution, may create an emergency where Civil Protection measures should be applied
.Civil Protection alerts towns and regions affectedas well as operational groups and civil protection volunteers for them to take extreme precautions and transfer the advice of self-defense.
The effects of storm Ciarán will grow today
Loss The effects of storm Ciarán will start to be felt “especially” starting this Thursdaywith fronts entering the northwest of the peninsula and bringing heavy rains that are sometimes accompanied by storms in Galicia, the Cantabrian area and Pyrenees, according to the forecasts of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet).
Total, 48 provinces are on alert throughout Thursday for rain, wind or coastal conditions.
Aemet also announced that in the coming days, as in recent weeks, will continue to be under the influence of a series of Atlantic storms with its associated fronts, affecting the entire Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, and especially the northwest quadrant of the peninsula.