The stormy activity that began on Sunday evening and that mainly affected the western islands produced several incidents in Tenerife, where the rains were intense, especially in the northern municipalities of the Island.
roads closed; fallen stones, fences and containers; Flooded houses, and damage to some bus shelters were some of the incidents recorded during yesterday’s session, all of which were of little consideration.
Accumulated rainfall in some areas exceeded 60 liters per square meter, such as in Puerto de la Cruz, where the TF-31, also known as Carretera del Este Cruz, had to be cut off by a waterfall that affected nearby homes. .
In addition, the rains exceeded 40 liters in Adeje and La Victoria, and 30 in Güímar or Hermigua (La Gomera), while in San Juan de la Rambla, the mayor, Ezequiel Domínguez, wrote on his Facebook account at 9 in the morning, 54 liters had been registered and the weather station located in Las Rosas marked 11 degrees of temperature.
Likewise, the passage of the first rainy front caused a dozen incidents in the capital of Tenerife, none serious. The most notable was a small landslide on the road near Roque de Las Bodegas, in Taganana (TF-134), which disabled a traffic lane. Other problems arose at three traffic light crossings in the city, both in the Ramblas area and on Avenida Venezuela and the area around Benito Pérez Armas, which were resolved. Likewise, there were electrical problems with traffic lights and sewerage, while in Adeje and Arona there were incidents in houses affected by water.
In Los Realejos, the first gusts of wind left some significant damage at many points, which were resolved by the local Fire Service and Civil Protection. The access to the El Socorro beach had to be closed due to the fall of large stones and it will be opened once the situation is assessed by the Urban Planning area. At the same time, the Christmas decorations were destroyed and billboards from different works, mainly private, fell, while in the neighboring town of La Orotava, the wind and rain also forced the life-size figures of the portal of the Town Hall Square.
The effects of the DANA were especially felt in the neighborhoods of Benijos, Aguamansa, La Perdoma and La Vera. As in the other municipalities, there have been small incidents, such as the fall of branches and garbage containers and damage to some bus shelters, “which have been resolved by the operation that the City Council has been running since the situation of alert in which the Local Police, Civil Protection units and municipal services participate”, declared the Councilor for Security, Narciso Pérez.
In Garachico it was also necessary to remove some figures and elements from the Portal de Belén de la Plaza as a precaution against the possible situation of wind, since an angel was damaged yesterday morning. “So far there are no serious incidents to report in our municipality. Let’s hope things continue like this, wrote the mayor, José Heriberto González, on his social networks. In accordance with the recommendations of the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies of the Government of the Canary Islands in light of the alert situation, the municipalities adopted measures such as activating the Municipal Emergency Plan (PEMU), suspending all outdoor municipal activities and closing sports facilities.
This was done by the City Council, which reported that the two markets that remained open in the Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena and the Plaza de España were closing.
In La Laguna, although the incidents caused by the rain were few, the municipal government proceeded to postpone various events in the Christmas program, such as the Royal Camp in the Plaza de la Constitución, the opening of the Crafts market, in the Plaza del Adelantado , some commercial revitalization activities and the sports campus for minors.
forecasts for today
The weather forecast for today from the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) indicates a probability of scattered light rains during the second half of the day, which may be in the form of occasional showers accompanied by electrical equipment, less likely on the westernmost islands.
Due to the rain alert situation, the Government of the Canary Islands has declared an alert for strong winds and haze throughout the Archipelago for today.