According to Román, these water data “not relevant” at the momentto the extent that heit rains slowly and continuously, without outstanding accumulations. He clarifies that “we are talking about 20 or 25 liters of accumulated water” in these island territories.
In Tenerife some have been recorded 30 incidentsrelated to warnings for accidents, water drainage, specific problems with the wiring, power failures in very specific areas (50 people without electricity in Fasnia), falling debris from homes and sewerage obstructions. The road between Buenavista del Norte and Punta de Teno remains closed to traffic.
In La Gomera there are incidents by landslides on the GM-1 highway.
In the case of The iron exist problems with power lines the municipalities of El Pinar and Valverde.
In Gran Canaria Are registered Incidents due to stones on roads and problems with power lines.
And, for the moment, in The Palm, Lanzarote Y Fuerteventura no notable events recorded.
The General Directorate of Security and Emergencies is kept informed through the National Hurricane Center and the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) in order to track this tropical storm.
According to the first of the organisms, this phenomenon, called ‘Hermine’, moves at 17 kilometers per hour and is heading north-northeast, points out Román. And it will reach the Canary Islands from the south-southwest, with winds of 65 kilometers per hour.
The head of the Civil Protection Service explains that, starting next morning, the tropical storm is expected to become a tropical depression again and that it will tend to disappear on Monday.
For this Saturday afternoon, strong showers are expected, especially in the western islands (Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro), which can accumulate 60 liters in twelve hours. These precipitations will be accompanied by storms and gusts of strong wind, especially in the middle and high areas.
For Sunday, it is expected that these accumulations can reach 180 liters of accumulated water both in El Hierro and in the east of La Palma, as well as 120 liters accumulated in the east, south and west of Gran Canaria, according to Román. And the Aemet has issued a red notice for these three islands.
Given this information, the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies, through the 1-1-2 room, maintains the Plan for Adverse Meteorological Phenomena in its maximum alert phase, both due to rains, storms and winds.
In addition, this department of the Executive activated the Plan for Floods throughout the Archipelago yesterday, Friday, and maintains contact with the technical staff of Territorial Planning and the Island Water Councils to monitor possible floods.
Montse Roman remembers the importance of following protection advice in these circumstances, such as avoiding trips if they are not necessary and, if they do, use main roads and highways, and avoid forest trails or secondary roads.
It also highlights the importance of not crossing through areas where there is already accumulation of water or flood-prone areas, neither in vehicles nor on foot.