The president of IPMA, Miguel Miranda, said, at the end of a meeting attended by the ministers of the Environment, Internal Administration and Agriculture, that the objective is not to be alarmist, but realistic and to act preventively.

“The situation is not dramatic, we have to look at things calmly, but with anticipation. Since February we have had little precipitation. The probability of precipitation between now and the summer is low and, therefore, we are going to have tension in many areas, in the environment, in supply, in dams, in fires. It is very important that it is understood now that we are going to have a marathon and not a 100 metre race to reach September,” he said.