Current ANEPC Warning To The Population.

FIRE WARNING REMAINS IN COMING DAYS

NATIONAL EMERGENCY AND CIVIL PROTECTION AUTHORITY

CIMP / 21 / DCS / 2019

DATE 2019-09-12

 

METEOROLOGICAL SITUATION

According to the information provided by the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) for the coming days, it is noted that from the afternoon of Thursday, September 12, until Saturday, September 14, the increasing wind intensity which, in combination with continued hot and dry weather, will keep the fire risk very high.

 

EXPECTED EFFECTS

Maintenance of conditions favourable to the outbreak and spread of rural fires.

 

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

The National Emergency Civil Protection Authority reminds the population that under the Alert Situation Statement issued today:

Access, circulation and staying within forest spaces, previously defined in the Municipal Forest Fire Protection Plans (PMDFCI), as well as in forest paths, rural paths and other paths through them are prohibited;

Extensive burning and burning of cut and piled debris is prohibited;

There is a total ban on the use of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices, regardless of their form of combustion, as well as the suspension of authorizations issued in districts where the Red Level Special Alert Status has been raised namely BRAGANÇA, CASTELO BRANCO, COIMBRA, GUARDA, LISBON, PORTALEGRE, SANTARÉM, SETÚBAL, VILA REAL and VISEU;

It is compulsory to use spark arrestors and flame arrestors in the exhaust pipes and chimneys of internal and external combustion engines in heavy-duty vehicles and 1 or 2 6 kg extinguishers, depending on whether the maximum weight is less than or greater than 10 tons.

The National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority also recommends the adaptation of behaviour and attitudes for the situation of rural fire risk, namely through the adoption of the necessary prevention and precautionary measures, observing the legislation in force, and paying special attention to the evolution of the fire hazard for the next few days, available on the ANEPC, IPMA and ICNF websites, or from the Forestry Technical Offices of the City Councils and Fire Departments.

 

Translated by Associação Safe communities Portugal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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