About a hundred military personnel will be reinforcing ground surveillance and patrolling operations in mainland Portugal as of Tuesday, following a sharp rise in temperatures, the Armed Forces General Staff (EMGFA) said.
In a statement, the EMGFA says that these 24 patrols – 16 from the Army and 8 from the Navy – out of a total of 96 military will reinforce surveillance and patrolling actions between today and Thursday, given the predicted sharp rise in temperatures, which will be accompanied by a higher wind intensity
The military will work in 10 districts of mainland Portugal, namely Beja, Castelo Branco, Evora, Faro, Guarda, Leiria, Lisbon, Portalegre, Santarém and Setúbal.
The reinforcement follows a request by the National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority (ANEPC) to EMGFA to increase prevention actions throughout the country.
“The military of the Armed Forces will be engaged in ground surveillance operations but, if necessary, may be engaged in aftermath actions or general support for protective and relief operations that may be triggered,” explains EMGFA. .