Current ANPC Warning To The Population

There are no Warnings to the population currently in place

 

The last warning was issued on 15th May effective to 17th May 2018

 

  1. SITUATION

Meteorological situation:

Following the meteorological information provided this Tuesday, May 15, by the IPMA; from today until the 17th, in general for the mainland territory we will witness a dry period,, with a rise in temperature up to around of 30ºC, accompanied by moderate winds and reduction in relative humidity.

  1. EXPECTABLE EFFECTS

Depending on the evolution of the forecast meteorological conditions it is expected:

 Hot and dry weather and moderate wind, with favourable conditions for the eventual occurrence and spread of forest fires, especially in the north and central areas.

  1. PREVENTIVE MEASURES

The ANPC reminds peoples that, according to the legal provisions in force, for places where the fire risk index is higher than the HIGH level, it is not allowed:

 Realization of fires, or bonfires for recreation or leisure, or for food confectionery;

 Use of burning and combustion equipment for lighting or food confection;

 Burning cut and heaped wood and any kind of leftovers/debris;

 The launching of balloons with a lit fuse or any other type of rocket;

 Smoking or making fire of any kind in the forest spaces and pathways that surround them;

 Fumigating and pest control in apiaries are prohibited except where the fumigators are fitted with spark retention devices.

 

The ANPC also recommends some precautions to be taken, in view of the predicted meteorological conditions, to carry out agricultural and forestry work, namely:

 In view of the predicted meteorological conditions, in cases of legal use of fire, safety conditions should be increased,; however it is advisable to use them within the next 3 days;

 Keep machines and equipment clean of oils and dust;

 Fuel/refuel machines in cold and in a place with little vegetation;

 Be careful of sparks during handling machinery, avoiding using them during hot periods.

In this way, the ANPC recommends that people to be aware and adjust behaviour according in view of the forest fire danger situation, in particular with the adoption of the necessary preventive and precautionary measures, observing the prohibitions in force and paying special attention to the evolution of the fire danger, by checking the websites of the ANPC and the IPMA, at the Forest Technical Offices of the City Councils and Fire Departments.

 

NATIONAL AUTHORITY OF CIVIL PROTECTION

Av. Do Forte | 2794-112 Carnaxide – Portugal

T .: 351 21 424 7100 | www.prociv.pt

No. AP / 23 / DCS / 2018

Communication and Awareness Division

Alcina Coutinho – 919 201 307

Jorge Dias – 965 160 096

 

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