A tropical depression (with a 60 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone) threatens to leave heavy rains in the Canary Islands Heavy rains will affect the archipelago from Saturday to Monday and the most complicated day is expected to be SundayIn NIUS we tell what We must take self-protection measures in the event of major flooding But how should we act in situations of this type? Should we take any protective measures? Should we take them at home, outside of it? Also in the car? Some meteorologists already advise canaries how to act. From NIUS we are going to take Civil Protection as a reference, to explain the self-protection measures that must be taken in the archipelago. These are: What to do in the house-Check the state of the roof, the canalization and the nearby drains to verify that they drain well.-Remove from the outside all the objects that can be dragged by the water.-Place the important documentation and dangerous products where their deterioration is reduced, mainly in the upper part of the house.-In the event that the house is flooded, leave the basement and the ground floors as soon as possible. Also, turn off the power and use flashlights instead. What do we do with the car- If floods surprise us in the vehicle, we must abandon the car in any of these situations: If the vehicle gets stuck. water exceeds the axles of the wheels or (on the outside) reaches the height of your knees. If the water does not let you open the door (in this case, go out through the window). If we see that the water level begins to climb significantly.-If you have to travel, preferably use highways or dual carriageways.-Avoid parking during those days in dry riverbeds or on the banks of rivers. Other tips-Avoid crossing flooded areas, both by car and on foot. -Keep us informed of weather forecasts through the media.-Get away from rivers, streams and low-lying areas and head for higher areas. The National Hurricane Center of the United States, pending its evolutionThe evolution of this possible tropical cyclone is being closely followed by the National Hurricane Center (NCH). This organization is responsible for monitoring and following the evolution of the meteorological phenomena that occur in the Atlantic. This week is watching for a tropical storm, a hurricane and three developing systems. The one that most interests us in Spain is a tropical wave that from Africa will go out to sea through Cape Verde and can affect the Canary Islands. Once it reaches the Atlantic, and according to predictive models, it will move north and possibly intensify. As of Wednesday afternoon, they gave it a 60% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next five days. From Saturday to Monday With the current information available, the AEMET sees it likely that between Saturday 24 and Monday 26 it will approach the archipelago, although it estimates “very unlikely” that it will directly impact the islands. However, the main consequence will be widespread and persistent rains and showers that will be accompanied by storms throughout the archipelago. On Saturday the intensity will be moderate, but on Sunday and Monday the intensity will be strong or very strong, mainly on the islands. Westerners. The AEMET spokesman, Rubén del Campo, predicts that the “peak” day of this episode will be Sunday when it is likely to accumulate around 60 to 100 liters per square meter except in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, where it will rain less quantity. The wind and the state of the sea Given that the probable tropical depression is not expected to pass over the Canary Islands, the wind will not be a generalized adverse factor, but strong or very strong gusts from the southwest are likely, an unusual direction, in midlands and high areas. Thus, it warns that the state of the sea will worsen from Sunday, with sea waves with an easterly component, around 2 meters west of the i western islands. In any case, he highlights that the most adverse phenomenon associated with this phenomenon will be the precipitation associated with the cloud bands prior to it. Instability in the rest of the peninsula Beyond this special warning, Del Campo adds that in the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands the unstable environment during the weekend due to the passage of a frontal system and the subsequent arrival of cold air at medium and high levels of the troposphere that will give rise to precipitation that may be locally strong in the north and east of the Peninsula, as well as in the Balearic archipelago. Temperatures will drop and there will be a cool environment for the time, especially in the northern half. Until then, on Friday the instability will move to the northeast of the Peninsula and there may be intense stormy showers in Navarra, northern Aragon and Catalonia, without discard them in nearby areas. The spokesman indicates that there may be morning fog in points to the east and south and it will rain, although weaker, in the north of Galicia and the Cantabrian communities.
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