The storms for rising tides They will not only be repeated but will increase in the coming years, mainly damaging localities such as The cookiesin Arona, which is one of the six highest risk points in Tenerife. All this as a consequence of climate change.
Last Saturday, part of the promenade of this core sank, without the reasons being revealed so far. However, it is an increasingly recurring situation and its frequency will increase between now and 2050. By that time, the water will reach extensive sections of land inland, even beyond the center of the town.
Just two years ago, in August 2021, the collapse of the promenade had already happened on other occasions before that date. Without going any further, last month, access to Las Galletas through the main highway TF-66 had to be closed to traffic, due to the situation in which it was left due to the strong waves.
All this information is collected in the important but little-known PIMA plans (Environmental Promotion Plans), which determine the areas, in this case the Canary Islands, where there is a greater risk of suffering the effects of climate change. The PIMA Adapta Costas Canarias also aims to make decisions that minimize the impact of this global phenomenon. This document deals extensively with different damages that the Islands will suffer in the coming decades.
In the case of coastal areas it is clear: in Tenerife there are six areas of high accumulated risk. There are 47 in the whole of the Canary Islands. And among them, in Arona, is the coast of Las Galletas. Full.
There are also Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Candelaria and Las Caletillas, Puertito de Güímar, El Médano and from El Veril (Adeje) to Los Cristianos beach.
Regarding the risks that the report indicates in this core, it highlights problems “about the residential urban area, its access via the TF-66 – where the access and the promenade are located – and the beach and the Las Galletas pier.”