The mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, following a meeting this morning with local security services, has activated the local municipal emergency protocol (CECOPAL) ahead of the predicted weather alert.
He also announced the suspension of all municipal activities, and school classes, for tomorrow. Furthermore, official council buildings will close – this includes the CDTCA, the borough’s creche, senior citizen and disability centres, cultural centres, etc and the council’s administrative offices too. Local police and civil protection will be on full alert during this time.
The mayor advised residents of Adeje to remain calm and and said “we have activated the CECOPAL protocol to ensure we can respond in the best and fastest possible way to the situation and coordinate with the security and emergency services. People should remain calm and avoid going out where possible and take all available precautions.
The Adeje department of tourism has also been in touch with all of the hotels in Adeje to keep them informed regarding the weather situation and the preventative measures they should take, such as the cancellation of excursions and outdoor activities. They have also recommended that tourists be advised to remain in their hotels during the emergency period.
The headquarters of CECOPAL is in the Las Torres Security Centre and can be contacted by calling 922 71 65 08. Members of the public can also call 112 for any matter of concern,
The general recommendations issued by the regional government in the case of high winds and heavy rains are to keep doors and windows closed to shut out currents. Remove objects from terraces and balconies, avoid trips/camping, don’t use elevators and avoid any road trips if possible.