SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 26 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Government of the Canary Islands, through the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies, has extended this Friday the declaration of alert for rains to the island of El Hierro, which is added to the east of La Palma, La Gomera, north and the metropolitan area of Tenerife.
This decision is made taking into account the available information and in application of the Specific Emergency Plan of the Canary Islands for Risks of Adverse Meteorological Phenomena (PEFMA).
In principle, heavy rainfall is expected that can go
accompanied by storms until 6:00 p.m., with intensity forecasts that can reach liters per square meter in an hour.
In addition, the general forecast is maintained throughout the archipelago of heavy rains, which can exceed 15 liters per square meter in one hour and accumulated 60 liters in 12 hours for the western islands and 40 liters in the eastern islands.
On the island of La Palma, the rains can also mobilize the ash accumulated in the areas affected by the eruption and cause mud flows through the natural slope of the land.