Municipal action plan for gales deactivatedGiven the improvement in the weather conditions and the drop in call-outs by the Barcelona Fire Service, the City Council deactivated the municipal basic emergency plan for strong winds this morning. The emergency plan for rough seas remains in place.
Between yesterday and 6 am this morning, the Barcelona Fire Service were called out on 48 occasions to deal with incidents relating to gales, mainly fallen branches, trees, awnings and antennas.
In strong winds, people are advised to avoid high places exposed to wind, remove plant pots and other objects which could fall from windowsills and balconies, keep clear of cornices, walls and trees which may fall and also avoid the coast, as gale force winds often cause tidal surges and high waves.
All safety recommendations can be found on the website for the Barcelona Fire Service.
The municipal emergency plan for rough seas remains in place.