Saturday, September 25

The strong storms collapse the province of Toledo: floods, stuck cars and flooded and blocked roads

Access to the Polígono de Toledo is completely flooded and the road is closed due to the strong storms that have been experienced in the town during the last hours. Especially affected is access to the new Toledo Hospital, as can be seen in the videos of citizens that have circulated through social networks.

At 5.35 p.m. this Wednesday, the Toledo City Council communicated the traffic cut between the A-42 bridge of the N-400 and the elevated roundabout at the exit to Luz del Tajo. Also the San Bárbara roundabout, only access to the Viñedos highway exit is allowed. Avenida de la Cava is closed, in both directions.

At 5:00 p.m. the traffic cut was announced between Calle del Barco and the Carretera del Valle from the hermitage to Paseo De la Rosa; It is also not possible to drive through the Cornisa area, at the height of the Church of San Sebastián. Tintes street has been opened towards the Barco passage, but only for residents. Access to the Polígono neighborhood is also cut off by the N-400, as well as Avenida de la Cava in the Toledo direction.

The health center in the Santa Bárbara neighborhood has been flooded, although patients and professionals were able to evacuate quickly, according to SESCAM sources.

The Government Delegation indicates that all possible reinforcements have been sent to the N-400 and that they are still pending updates on the state of the road, in which Civil Guard and National Police agents work, as well as the brigades of the service of road. According to what they point out, it is not possible to pump water into the gutters, because they are full. There is no evidence that there is danger of people trapped, as stressed from the department.

The Government of Castilla-La Mancha has activated at 4:30 p.m. today the Specific Plan for the Risk of Adverse Meteorological Phenomena (METEOCAM) in the level 1 emergency phase for the entire Autonomous Community, thus expanding the activation of this Plan that since 8:00 p.m. yesterday it had been declared in the alert phase for all of Castilla-La Mancha.

The General Directorate of Citizen Protection, dependent on the Ministry of Finance and Public Administrations, has decided to raise the METEOCAM to emergency phase level 1 after assessing the increase in incidents registered in the Emergency Service, due to the DANA that is affecting our region, and especially to different municipalities in the province of Toledo during the last hours.

Before the activation of the METEOCAM in the emergency phase level 1, the Service of Attention and Coordination of Urgencies and Emergencies 1-1-2 coordinates and collaborates with the town councils and intervention groups concerned so that they can establish prevention, follow-up and response measures that they deem appropriate in this situation.

The evolution of the risk of the AEMET predictions, as well as the incidents that occur and that arrive at the 1-1-2 Emergency Service, will be assessed by the management of the Plan in order to adapt the level of response in every moment.

The activation of METEOCAM is part of the comprehensive action of the regional government to, in a coordinated way and through the optimization of resources, offer a planned response to any emergency situation.

Since its activation at 8:00 p.m. yesterday in the alert phase and until 5:00 p.m. today, 403 incidents have been recorded in Castilla-La Mancha.

The towns most affected by the floods in the surroundings of the capital are Argés, Polán and Cobisa, although large floods have also been registered in the town of Guadamur. In these towns, members of the Civil Guard are also working.

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