Castelló (EFE) In Benicàssim, 220 l/m2 of accumulated precipitation have been reached.
According to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), the Castellón capital had exceeded 180 l/m2 in the months of October and November, the highest record on October 14, 1962 with 210.5 l/m2; followed by November 2, 1934 with 201 l/m2; the 198 l/m2 fallen in the last 24 hours and the 187.5 l/m2 on October 15, 1911.
The Valencian Association of Meteorology (Avamet) reports for its part that its network of rain gauges has registered, until 07:30, 239.6 l/m2 in the municipality of Cabanes, followed by Benicàssim with 189.4 l/m2, Castelló de la Plana with 180.2 liters in the rain gauge of the IES Francesc Ribalta and 177.6 l/m2 in the Capitol building.
services and rescues
The intense rains have generated numerous services in the Castellón capital and several avenues have had to be closed to traffic, such as Ronda Norte, Benicàssim avenue, Vall d’Uxó avenue, Borriol road, Borriolench block, del Castell avenue Old and Plaza Teodoro Izquierdo. Also Ronda Este, Ronda Sur, Doctor Clarà avenue and Fuente la Reina bridge, informs the municipal area of Public Security and Emergencies.
The fire service has carried out 20 water drainage services up to this time, as well as the rescue of two drivers whose vehicles had been stopped in the Teodoro Izquierdo square and in Ronda Este as a result of the high level of water, all without further ado. consequence for them.
El Pinar has been closed as it is impassable while the Grao area has no notable incidents, the consistory has reported.
The SPEIS will continue to carry out water drainage services during the morning, since calls continue to be registered requiring this type of service in homes.
The fire service has also carried out the rescue of a woman trapped as a result of a traffic accident that occurred on the N-340 near the Hospital de la Magdalena.
The Local Police has been verifying the roads closed to traffic at night, as well as carrying out the preventive tasks that, in accordance with the orange alert level established by Aemet, must be carried out in accordance with the existing plans, and the tasks of collaboration with other services and requirements of citizenship.
The consistory also reports that at 03:50 the rain has stopped, and at this time, progressively, the condition of the roads is returning to normal.
The Castellón fire consortium has reported that, up to 08:30, it had received 19 service notices related to rainstorms, most of them in the municipality of Benicàssim.
At this time it continues to rain in the province of Castellón, from the capital to the north along the entire coast of the Plana Alta, and as far as Els Ports in the interior, occasionally accompanied by storms and in Benicàssim more than 220 l/m2 of accumulated precipitation until 09:00 hours.
The Júcar Hydrographic Confederation (CHJ) has also reported that rainfall has concentrated in the Mijares and Cenia-Maestrazgo basins, and the accumulated 95 l/m2 in Sarratella, 93 l/m2 in Borriol and 92 l/m2 stand out. in Villa-real.
The coast of the province of Castellón and the north coast of Valencia will be on orange level alert until 10 a.m. this Friday due to rainfall accompanied by a storm that could accumulate 40 liters per square meter in one hour.
According to Aemet, on the southern coast of Castellón, where records of 140 liters per square meter are expected in 12 hours, the highest accumulations have occurred this morning in the metropolitan area and are moving north.
The interior of the province of Castellón will also be on yellow level alert until 10 a.m. due to showers accompanied by storms, which could accumulate 30 liters per square meter in one hour.