The rains will continue for ‘Celia’, ask PC to take extreme precautions
Morelia, Michoacán, June 24, 2022.- Forecasts from the National Meteorological Service indicate that heavy rains are expected in a large part of the state of Michoacán in the next few hours as a result of the passage of Tropical Storm “Celia”. Given these climatic conditions, the Government Secretariat through the State Civil Protection Coordination invites Michoacans to take preventive and self-care measures. This is because heavy rains could cause flooding, landslides and overflow of bodies of water, so the population is asked to be vigilant and act accordingly if necessary. That is why it is requested to attend to the indications and recommendations that the civil protection authorities have provided for this purpose: • Take extreme precautions in the presence of strong winds and pay special attention to constructions made of flimsy material. • Take extreme precautions for vehicular traffic on highways and rural roads, fords and mountain bridges. • Take extreme precautions against gusts of wind, take refuge in houses and buildings of solid construction. • Do not drink liquids or foods that have been in contact with contaminated or flooded water. • In the event of imminent danger, vacate the area immediately and do not attempt to store your belongings. • Consider evacuating your home if you live in an area that is susceptible to landslides. • Listen for sounds made by moving debris. • Be alert for sudden changes in water levels and turbulence. • Have an emergency backpack on hand, with water, non-perishable food and important documents sealed in plastic bags. • Avoid puddles and flooding by not littering. • Keep the street and sidewalk in front of houses clean. • Avoid leaving sand, gravel or any construction material unprotected in the street. It can be washed down the sewers. • Don’t try to cross streams. • Be very careful around tall structures like signs, power poles, and trees. They can fall. • Avoid sheltering under trees. They attract lightning. • Do not handle metal items during an electrical storm. • Prepare a family first aid kit in case of an emergency. • Give constant maintenance to the drainage system, drains and gutters to avoid puddles. • Do not leave power cords or extension cords on the ground where they can come into contact with water. • During a severe storm, avoid leaving the house if it is not necessary. • Unplug electrical appliances and turn off gas outlets if the rain intensifies or the water level inside the house begins to rise. The objective is to provide Michoacans with valuable information that allows them to avoid, as far as possible, damage to health, physical integrity and family assets. Likewise, it is requested to make responsible use of the 911 emergency telephone line, for the report of risk situations, accidents or any eventuality.