The first rains associated with tropical storm ‘Hermine’ have left this Saturday in the Canary Islands small landslides, draining of water and some punctual interruption of electrical energy.
This has been pointed out by the head of the Civil Protection and Emergency Attention Service of the regional government, Montse Román, in statements released to the media.
Regarding the notices, he commented that in Tenerife Some thirty have taken place, mainly related to accidents, water bilge, rubble fallsewage problems or specific problems with the wiring, in addition to some punctual lack of electricity supplyincluding some 50 people who were left without electricity in Fasnia.
In La Gomera there has been an incident due to a landslide on the GM-1 road and in El Hierro there have been problems with the power lines in El Pinar and Valverde.
On the other hand, in Gran Canaria there have been six incidents due to rockfalls on the road and damage to power lines, while in La Palma, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura there have been no notable incidents at the moment.
Flights canceled by ‘Hermine’
Tropical storm ‘Hermine’, which is already affecting the Canary Islands, has caused five canceled flights and six diversions this Saturday afternoon, all of them at airports in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
This has been reported by Aena, which adds that in Tenerife Norte-Ciudad de La Laguna there have been five diversions to Tenerife Sur Airport and two cancellations.
Meanwhile, in the airport area of La Palma, a diversion to Tenerife Sur and a canceled flight have taken place so far.
Finally, on the island of La Gomera, Aena has notified two canceled flights due to persistent rains during the afternoon.
The Government of the Canary Islands has also requested avoid commuting during this weekend due to the forecast of rain and wind by the tropical storm located south of the islands and has decided suspend classes as a precaution for the day this Monday.
This was stated by the president of Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, during a press conference with the deputy director of the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies, Marta Moreno, and the AEMET delegate in the Canary Islands, David Suárez, after chairing the coordination meeting in the face of the adverse atmospheric phenomenon.
Torres explained that, at present, it is before a tropical cyclone whose core is unlikely to pass through the islands, which does not mean that they will not produce significant precipitation during the movement of the phenomenon towards the Atlantic Ocean.