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Ábalos does not rule out declaring Madrid a catastrophic zone


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The Community of Madrid has asked this Monday for “responsibility” to the people of Madrid and to support the security and emergency services by not taking the private vehicle and complicating their action, has indicated the director of the Agency for Security and Emergencies of the Community of Madrid ( ASEM112), Carlos Novillo.

These services are working to facilitate the arrival of basic supplies to hospitals and the food chain and supplies of gas for heating in towns and cities in the region. The Community of Madrid continues with level 2 of the Winter Inclement Plan activated and all its emergency and security teams continue to work to restore normalcy. The region is on alert for low temperatures, which means that all the snow is turning into ice.

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The Community of Madrid asks that private vehicles not be used

The director of the Madrid Community Security and Emergencies Agency (ASEM112), Carlos Novillo, took stock of the situation of the storm Filomena on Monday and pointed out that “today is the day of responsibility and of supporting the security services and emergencies not taking the private vehicle and complicating their performance ”.“These services are working to facilitate the arrival of basic supplies to hospitals and the food chain and gas supplies for heating in towns and cities in the Community of Madrid,” he explained.

10.52

The first morning flight from Bilbao to Madrid canceled and delays in the next due to the snowstorm

The first flight this Monday morning from Bilbao to Madrid has been canceled and the next one accumulates delays awaiting the arrival of the flight from Barajas Adolfo Suárez airport in the capital of Spain, which is recovering “little by little” the operational after closing due to the Filomena snowstorm.According to Aena sources reported to Europa Press, the 6.50 am flight this morning from Loiu airport to Madrid was canceled last night, and the arrival of the Iberia flight from Barajas is being awaited, which was scheduled to It will land in La Paloma at 8.40 am, to leave again for the capital of Spain at 9.25 am.

10.47

Interior Ministry update

The Interior Ministry reports that at this time there are 691 roads affected by snow and 138 closed to traffic. For today, remember, minimum temperatures between -8ºC and -11ºC are expected in Huesca, Ávila, Segovia, Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Guadalajara, Toledo, Lleida and Madrid.

10.44

A driver trapped by the storm in Belltall (Tarragona) dies of a heart attack

A 55-year-old man died of a heart attack on Sunday after being trapped with his car by the storm in Belltall (Tarragona).In explaining it at a press conference this Monday, the Minister of the Interior, Miquel Sàmper, stressed that “there is no causal link between his death and the snowfall.”The man had a heart attack inside the vehicle and “the difficulty was for the services to arrive” from the Sistema d’Emergències Mèdiques (SEM), Sàmper explained, adding that the Mossos d’Esquadra and Firefighters of the Generalitat also intervened to facilitate access.

10.42

Marlaska affirms that declaring Madrid a catastrophic zone is not ruled out, but asks not to anticipate

The Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, assured this Monday that it is not ruled out to declare Madrid the capital as a catastrophic area after the passage of the storm Filomena, but that the Government considers that it is not necessary to anticipate, since the evaluation of the damages will be made once it’s back to normal.In an interview on National Radio collected by Servimedia, Marlaska referred to the fact that this Sunday he expressed his doubts about declaring Madrid the capital as a catastrophic zone, something that the mayor of the capital, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, has said he does not rules out requesting the Government.

10.33

Some 40 Catalan schools will not open this Monday due to lack of electricity supply

The Minister of Education of the Generalitat, Josep Bargalló, has explained that some 40 Catalan schools will not be able to open this Monday – the first day of the second term – due to lack of electricity supply due to the storm ‘Filomena’.In statements this Monday on Ràdio 4 and La 2 collected by Europa Press, he specified that most of these centers are rural schools, “with few students”, and some institutes, such as Falset (Tarragona), and that a large part they are in the Priorat region (Tarragona).

10.29

Renfe will restore the service in the northeast corridor Madrid-Zaragoza-Barcelona this Monday afternoon

Renfe has reported that it is planned to restore this Monday, January 11, starting at 2:00 p.m., the railway service in the northeast corridor, Madrid-Zaragoza-Barcelona.Renfe sources have indicated that at the moment there will be no trains between the Spanish capital and the city of Barcelona, ​​nor between them and Tarragona, Lleida, Zaragoza, Calatayud, Guadalajara, Huesca, Teruel, Pamplona and Logroño.

10.22

Madrid will evaluate the return to classes based on the cleaning rate and does not rule out extending the closure

The Community of Madrid will evaluate throughout this Monday the rate of cleaning of the streets of the capital and the region to decide the return of classes next Wednesday, although it does not rule out that the closure is prolonged due to “the” extraordinary situation “that the storm Filomena has left in the region, so he has asked for” patience “from the parents of the Madrid students.This has been pointed out by the Minister of Justice, Interior and Victims of the Community of Madrid, Enrique López, in interviews on ‘TVE’ and ‘Onda Madrid’, collected by Europa Press, where he stressed that “an effort” must be made because you can’t get to the specific streets and you have to “prioritize”.

10.18

Almeida asks Marlaska not to refuse to declare Madrid a catastrophic zone before raising it

The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, on Monday asked the Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, to “not say no” to declare Madrid as a catastrophic area after the passage of ‘Filomena’ through the capital when the Consistory He hasn’t raised it yet.“Do not say no to something that we have not raised,” said the councilor in an interview on ‘Antena3’ collected by Europa Press. Yesterday Marlaska assured that “there is no significant damage to public or private property” enough to declare the city of Madrid a catastrophic zone due to the snowstorm, as the City Council is studying to request.

10.17

Robles highlights that some 1,500 soldiers are working “pick and shovel” in various parts of Spain

The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, has highlighted that some 1,500 soldiers of the Armed Forces are working “pick and shovel” against the effects caused by the storm ‘Filomena’, which has caused heavy snowfall in various parts of Spain.“At the moment we have about 1,500 people working pick and shovel. Reinforcements have arrived from all the places where we have a UME base, the Air Force has also supported,” explained Robles this Monday in an interview in ‘Ana’s program Rosa ‘from Telecinco.Specifically, the minister has highlighted that in Madrid, to the 600 troops of the Emergency Military Unit, 400 of the Army have joined, which have helped the transfer of patients.

10.08

The Community asks Madrilenians not to take the car to facilitate the arrival of supplies to hospitals and other places

The Community of Madrid has asked this Monday “responsibility” to the people of Madrid and to support the security and emergency services by not taking the private vehicle and complicating their action, has indicated the director of the Agency for Security and Emergencies of the Community of Madrid ( ASEM112), Carlos Novillo. These services are working to facilitate the arrival of basic supplies to hospitals and the food chain and supplies of gas for heating in towns and cities in the region. The Community of Madrid continues with level 2 of the Winter Inclement Plan activated and all its emergency and security teams continue to work to restore normalcy. The region is on alert for low temperatures, which means that all the snow is turning into ice.

09.55

Madrid suspends the payment for parking until Wednesday and asks not to go to pick up the cars

The Madrid City Council has suspended the city’s Regulated Parking Service (SER) until Wednesday and has asked drivers not to come until then to pick up their cars, because the snow caused by the storm continues to be removed from the streets Filomena. The decision to suspend the SER until Wednesday was announced yesterday, Sunday, on Twitter by the delegate for the Environment and Mobility of the City Council of the capital, Borja Carabante, who explained that work is being done “urgently to clear all the roads in Madrid” . This appeal from Carabante came after the City Council also asked this Sunday that citizens not come to collect on their own any of the 700 vehicles that were left abandoned on Calle 30 or M-30 due to the snowfall. The Consistory called on drivers not to pick up their cars “for safety reasons”, since “not all roads are clear and they could get stuck in other sections where work is being done urgently.”

09.47

Service restored on Metro L10 although trains do not stop at Lago station

The Madrid Metro Line 10 service has been fully restored early this Monday, although the trains do not stop at the Lago station, as reported by the suburban on its social networks. The L10 was cut, between Tribunal and Cuatro Vientos, due to the fall of trees after the storm Filomena. In his retirement, teams from the Community of Madrid and the City Council of the capital were working, as reported by the Minister of Transport, Ángel Garrido, at a press conference. On the other hand, the service on ML1 between Las Tablas and Virgen del Cortijo continues to be interrupted. As for buses, at the moment there is no possibility of surface circulation, neither the intercity buses nor those of the Municipal Transport Company (EMT).

09.39

Ábalos does not rule out declaring Madrid a catastrophic zone: “We must assess the damage when the storm subsides”

The Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, José Luis Ábalos, has not ruled out declaring the Community of Madrid an area affected by emergencies, previously called a catastrophic zone, due to the effects caused by the storm ‘Filomena’. “You have to do the evaluation of the damage when the storm subsides. You have to see the causes, the damage, the scope of the same and that is when this question is proceeded,” the minister said this Monday in an interview in ‘La hora of the 1 ‘. In this sense, Ábalos has insisted that before making a statement of this type “the first thing that has to be evaluated is the damage.” “When we can make an assessment of the damage, it will be time to evaluate something of this type, when the impacts and damages are known,” he said.

09.38

The days after the big snow

Good Morning! Welcome to the live broadcast of the days after Filomena’s heavy snowfall. The arrival of a cold wave increases the fear of frost and the authorities ask for extreme caution.

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