A surprising event has occurred in Nules, Castellón, where a giant tree fell on top of a car, trapping its driver inside the vehicle. As can be seen in the video of the accident, which has gone viral on social networks with more than 80 thousand views, the man was unharmed after the tree fell. Now, he had to get out through the car window because the door was completely blocked by branches. The recording shows how the person recording the video asks if “it’s okay” to which the driver responds with a yes and a smile.
A driver is trapped after a tree falls on him due to the strong storm
📹 Nules, Castellón pic.twitter.com/KMcNyIhLBR
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The fire service of the Castellón Provincial Council immediately went to the scene, however, upon finding the man safe and sound, they left to attend to another emergency derived from the storm. The construction brigade is in charge of cutting down the tree to prevent it from continuing to block road traffic.
It should be said that this incident was caused by a strong storm that hit the region whose winds, accompanied by rain, exceeded 130 kilometers per hour. Now, Borriana has been the municipality in the province of Castellón that has suffered the worst consequences of the storm with schools closed, roads cut and trees fallen. As reported by the city council itself, since early this morning, the adaptation and cleaning actions have been resumed in the areas affected by the storm, in order to guarantee safety and a return to normality as soon as possible.
The events occurred on the afternoon of this Tuesday, September 12, and as reported by the Firefighters, it was a “brief” but “very intense” episode that fulfilled the forecast of strong storms that had occurred for these days. .
The most notable services after the wet blowout have been carried out in Burriana, although emergency intervention has also been requested in Nules, where a man has been rescued from his car after a tree fell. Likewise, in Alquerías, wind gusts of up to 130 kilometers per hour have been recorded.
In Burriana, numerous fallen trees have been removed; a truck hooked to an electrical cable has been removed; An operator who was on a crane about 10 meters away has been rescued; A tree that had fallen on a house has been removed, and a metal roof that had been torn off by the wind and had fallen on some houses, as well as an electrical pole that had fallen on a house, and many other poles with danger of being damaged have been checked. drop.
Likewise, a crew has been mobilized to bail out water in a business and a warehouse has been inspected because part of its roof structure has fallen. In addition, three fires caused by lightning have been intervened, two in meter rooms – one of them in the municipal market and another in a residential building – and the third in the aforementioned fish farm.
After what happened, the Emergency Coordination Center has updated its meteorological risk bulletin and has established the orange pre-emergency level for rains and storms throughout the interior of Castellón and in the southern interior and southern coast of Valencia.
For this Thursday, August 14, the risk of rain and storms has also been established on the coast of the provinces of Valencia and Castellón and, on the northern coast, of Alicante.
(11:40 a.m.)🌧️The Emergency Coordination Center informs:
🟡Risk of rain and storms tomorrow 09/14 on the coast of the provinces of Valencia and Castellón and, on the northern coast, of Alicante. https://t.co/cyQK8oWeHh pic.twitter.com/Hj9judJ3a9
— Emergencies 112CV (@GVA112) September 13, 2023
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