Alerts for strong winds and rough seas deactivatedGiven the improvement in weather conditions and the drop in call-outs by the Barcelona Fire Service relating to strong winds in the city, the alert stage of the municipal basic emergency plan for strong winds was deactivated at 8.20 am. The alert stage had been activated at 1.30 pm yesterday. The alert corresponding to rough seas was also deactivated.
As from 3.30 am on 11 September, the Barcelona Fire Service was called out 77 times to handle storm-related incidents, mainly fallen branches, awnings or aerials.
In windy conditions such as these, people are advised not to climb up to any high places exposed to the wind, to remove flower pots and other objects which might fall from windows and balconies and to steer clear of cornices, walls and trees which may give way. People are also advised to stay away from the coastline, as strong winds are accompanied by large waves and tidal movements.
More details on safety recommendations can be found on the Barcelona Fire Service website.
Calm at sea
The alert stage of the municipal basic emergency plan for rough seas has also been deactivated following the improvement in weather conditions.
During the storm there was a risk of waves over 2.5 metres high and access to breakwaters was restricted.