Tropical storm Hermine is leaving great damage in the Canary Islands, such as landslides on the roads that are located between mountains, cars trapped in the water, flooding in homes or overflows in the sewers.
In fact, during the day this Sunday, the 112 emergency service has had to deal with numerous water bilge incidents in homes in the southern area of the island of Tenerife. Likewise, in Gran Canaria there have been numerous incidents related to rockslides and falls on highways, which has forced traffic to be cut off on some roads.
In #GranCanaria the activity of the Coordination Center during the morning has focused on dealing with incidents on the island’s roads due to landslides and falling stones onto the road
📢 Stay home and don’t take risks pic.twitter.com/MXfZ4Z1rs5
– 1-1-2 Canary Islands (@112canary) September 25, 2022
The weather situation in the Canary Islands has also caused the cancellation of a total of 141 flights on Sunday, as well as 17 detours.
This is reflected in the latest update from the airport manager at 2:00 p.m. Nevertheless, all eight airports in the archipelago are operational although passengers are recommended to check with their airline in case of possible delays or cancellations.
In addition, the Autonomous Government of the Canary Islands has recommended that the population prevent displacement and protect homes. The president has also recalled that most leisure activities, dependent on the councils, have been suspended.
Another of the measures taken by the regional Executive has been to suspend school classes for this mondaySeptember 26, given the forecast that it will be one of the worst days in terms of weather forecasts.
Units of the UME and the General Corps of the Canarian Police have positioned themselves preventively in La Palma and El Hierro, which are the areas that could be most affected. In fact, the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has located the red alert for important risk in Gran Canaria, La Palma and El Hierro and has reported that they could accumulate 180 liters of water per square meter in 12 hours.
For their part, Tenerife and La Gomera are on orange alert for the risk of 100 liters of water per square meter accumulating in 12 hours, while Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are on yellow notice for rains that could leave up to 40 liters per square meter in 12 hours