The presidential delegate Constance Martinez; the regional director of the National Emergency Office of the Ministry of the Interior (Onemi), Miguel Munozled a meeting of the Committee for Risk and Disaster Management, which included the participation of the governor of the Metropolitan region, Claudio Orregoto analyze the frontal system that will affect the MR.
It should be noted that the Chilean Meteorological Directorate predicted for this Saturday, July 9, a cold frontal system that will bring precipitation, wind and snow (in the mountains) in the central zone of the country, specifically between the regions of Coquimbo and Bío Bío. .
For the Metropolitan region, the fall between 20 and 30 millimeters of rain is expected, which would begin on Saturday morning and will peak between 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Faced with this possible scenario, Onemi decreed Preventive Early Warning for the RM.
“We want to call on citizens to stay in their homes as much as possible due to bad weather and we want to make a special call not to go up to the foothills and mountain range,” said the presidential delegate in Third.
In addition, Martínez recommended to citizens “to take care of themselves, to protect themselves, to stay in their homes so that it is as peaceful a weekend as possible.” Although he appreciated that the Isotherm is 0 ° C low, which avoids the possibility of floods, he indicated that there will be constant monitoring to assess the situation.
Given the low temperatures that will arrive with this front, Martínez specified that “due to the humanitarian crisis with people on the streets, use the Calle Phone number by dialing 800 104 777, so that we can react in the best way to complex situations.”
For its part, Claudio Orregopositively described the meeting since “a city that is prepared is a safer city”, assuring that the restrictions are necessary for the safety of the people.
“Starting tonight, access to the upper part of both Farellones and Cajón del Maipo will be prevented. The exact point will be reported, whether it will be in San Gabriel or even a little further down, product of the amount of snow that we are going to have,” added the authority.
The regional director of Onemi, Miguel Munozannounced the measures that will be carried out in the event of an emergency, such as the provision of night crews to clear possible flooding from the streets.
It also recommended that the population not access the mountain range. “The mountain range tourism this weekend is not. This is not the time to go up. Precautions are being taken to close roads and that people do not access, only residents,” he closed.