SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Sep 27 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Cabildo de Tenerife will expand tomorrow Tuesday the device of resources destined to La Palma, specifically the Roads area. Thus, first thing in the morning, a total of ten vehicles, including shovels and trucks, will set sail from the Los Cristianos dock in order to help clean the island’s roads, covered in ash that are causing significant problems in communications and infrastructures.
The president of the Island Corporation, Pedro Martín, has detailed that they will embark three multi-lift trucks, with their corresponding bathtubs for loading material. In them, three mini-blades with sweeper, a double-cab conservation truck with signaling, a sweeper-vacuum truck and a pick-up vehicle will be transported along with a light signaling trailer.
With the contingent will travel the island director of Roads, Tomás Félix García, along with six drivers and personnel from the area. Martín pointed out that the objective is “to help with all the human and technical means that we can in the face of the situation that is generating the accumulation of ash on roofs and connecting roads.”
In the same way, he added that about 60 people from the Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (Involcan) continue to work on monitoring volcanic activity, with 20 personnel on the ground, and 38 from their offices, monitoring everything that happens. and that it is of interest to know the behavior of the volcano.
“The work that Involcan is carrying out, together with collaborating colleagues from Italy, the United Kingdom and Japan, is helping a lot to know what is happening,” he adds. “It is an exhaustive work, of control of seismicity, control and study of ash, volcanic geomorphology work, thermography of the eruption with infrared cameras, diffuse flow measurements of carbon dioxide, water sampling, study and zoning of the surface affected by lava flows “, underlined Pedro Martín.
On the other hand, he indicated that the staff of the Tenerife Firefighters Consortium will rejoin the security and emergency work on La Palma from Wednesday, if required by Pevolca, after having been relieved over the weekend by firefighters from other islands.