MADRID, 4 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The acting Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, has defended the forecast of the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) and the massive alert by telephone to the citizens of the Community of Madrid to warn of the storm.
"Frivolities 0", the acting Minister of the Interior declared this Monday at a press conference from the headquarters of the General Directorate of Traffic, in reference to the statements of the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, who indicated this Sunday that "If a public body warns of 'extreme danger' it must be very sure, because that has social and economic consequences." "All prudence. Rigor, too," concluded the leader of the Andalusian PP.
In this sense, Marlaska has stressed that in matters of Civil Protection and Emergencies "0 frivolities." "Let's not be frivolous, especially when at this time there are two deceased by DANA, three missing and we are evaluating all the circumstances," he has sentenced.
Likewise, the head of the Interior has assured that the Spanish Civil Protection system "is one of the most powerful in the world" and that one of its main characteristics "is the cooperation and coordination between all institutions."
"0 frivolities and even less given the situation we have experienced," insisted Marlaska, who explained that the alert system is a service created by the Ministry of the Interior and "has very important prevention potential." "It was made and has been made available to the autonomous communities that use it with their own rationality. Frivolity 0 when we have the results we have had," she added.
The minister also recalled that they have introduced "science" into Civil Protection, as in the case of the AEMET forecast, which later occurred, for the La Palma volcano and in the diagnosis by Filomena".
"Here the AEMET has made a serious diagnosis. The DANA has had important consequences both in the Community of Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia or the Balearic Islands. We are still responding to this adverse weather situation," he concluded.