Earlier today the mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, announced the closure of municipal installations and the suspension of all borough activities programmed for this weekend due to the wind and rain alert in place.
“Given the unfavourable weather conditions expected today and tomorrow we have taken the decision to suspend scheduled municipal activities this afternoon (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday) all day. I would also like to call on all our residents to take extra care particularly if they have to travel over the next day or two”, said the mayor.
At the moment there have been no reports of any incidents as a result of the bad weather though there were fallen branches and rock on some roads and paths. If anyone detects a problem they are asked to contact the local police in Adeje or call 112. The council has the usual protocols in place for this kind of situation, with security and civil protection bodies on stand-by prepared for any eventuality.
The report early this afternoon from the Adeje CECOPAL, the centre for municipal emergency co-ordination, is that there have been no major incidents to report in the borough during the morning.
The most affected zone would appear to be Costa Adeje which was the part of the borough where rain accumulated most and the drainage systems were overloaded due to the intensity of the rainfall. The beaches of Fañabé, Torviscas La Enramada and Ajabo (Callao Salvaje) were badly affected and the rain has washed away large amounts of sand.
According to the Adeje CECOPAL report there were cascades of water in various zones particularly Torviscas Alto and Roque del Conde, with the accumulation of stones and mud which is now being cleared by council services.
In the main streets of the borough, the council had to briefly close the Avda. de los Pueblos, Avda. Bruselas and Avda del Mirador del Duque to allow clearance operations and water flow. As well the Fañabe and Torviscas bridges were closed for a number of hours, but all roads are now open to traffic.
Emergency services in operation, such as the Policía Local, Protección Civil, volunteer Fire service and councillors from the Adeje governing party continue to be on call throughout the emergency and on hand to deal with any incident that may arise, and will remain so for the rest of the afternoon and evening. The advice to citizens continues to be to remain at home, and, if you need to go anywhere by car, drive with extreme caution.
Tomorrow, Thursday, the council’s administrative services will resume. A decision regarding municipal activities (the school of music, sports, the open university, etc) will be taken later today, depending on weather predictions.
The council would also like to remind people that it is the regional government who will decide whether schools will reopen tomorrow.