Current ANEPC Warning to the Population.

ANEPC NOTIFICATION TO THE POPULATION

ISSUED 19TH MAY 2022

PREVENTIVE MEASURES
NATIONAL EMERGENCY AND CIVIL PROTECTION AUTHORITY

1. SITUATION
According to information provided by the Instituto Português do Mar e da
Atmosphere (IPMA), the continuation of hot weather and
dry, with maximum temperatures above average for the season, highlighting:
− Relative air humidity below 20% in Alto Alentejo and inland regions
North and Center;
− Wind up to 30 km/h, being more intense in the highlands of the Center and South (up to 45
km/h);
− Maximum temperature above 30ºC in most of the territory, being from 35ºC to
38ºC in several places in Alentejo, Center and North.
− Atmospheric instability with the possibility of dry thunderstorms, especially in the
interior Center and Alto Alentejo.
Increase of fire risk on Saturday to, in general, level above
high, being very high or maximum in the Algarve, in the middle Tagus and inland
center.


2. EXPECTABLE EFFECTS
Depending on the weather forecast, it is expected: Hot weather and
favourable to the eventual occurrence and propagation of rural fires.


3. PREVENTIVE MEASURES
The National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority (ANEPC) recalls that, according to
with the legal provisions in force: ´
− It is PROHIBITED to carry out Extensive Burning WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION. Inform yourself in your
city ​​hall or by calling 808 200 520.
− On days of Very High and Maximum fire risk, it is FORBIDDEN to burn
of Heaps WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION or WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION. Inform yourself on your town hall or by calling 808 200 520.

− On days of Very High and Maximum fire risk, it is FORBIDDEN to use fire
for the preparation of food throughout the countryside, unless used outside the
critical areas and in places duly authorized for this purpose.− On days of Very High and Maximum fire risk, it is FORBIDDEN to fumigate or
disinfest in apiaries unless fumigators have
spark retention.
− On days of Very High and Maximum fire risk, it is FORBIDDEN to launch balloons
of lit wick and rockets. The use of fireworks is only allowed with
authorization from the city council.
− On days of Very High and Maximum fire risk IT IS FORBIDDEN to use
brushcutters, brush cutters and shredders. Avoid using disc harrows.
The National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority recommends the adequacy of
behaviours and attitudes in the face of rural fire danger,
namely with the adoption of the necessary preventive and precautionary measures,
in accordance with the legislation in force, and paying special attention to the evolution of the danger of
fire in this period.
Follow the evolution of the fire danger for the next few days, available on the websites
from ANEPC (www.prociv.pt), IPMA (www.ipma.pt) and ICNF
(www.icnf.pt), or with the Municipal Civil Protection Services and the Civil Protection Corps.

4. OPERATIONAL DETERMINATIONS
ANEPC determined the passage to the Special Alert State (EAE), YELLOW level,
for the Special Rural Fire Fighting Device (DECIR), between 00:00
on the 20th and at 23:59 on the 21st of May, in the districts of Beja, Bragança, Castelo
Branco, Évora, Faro, Guarda, Portalegre, Santarém, Vila Real and Viseu.


Communication and Awareness Division

National Civil Protection Authority

  • Tel:  214 247 100
  • Fax: 214 247 180
  • Email:   geral@prociv.pt
  • Address:  Avenida do Forte em Carnaxide, 2794-112 Carnaxide, Lisbon

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