No Major Incidents Reported in Adeje

ADEJE_cecopal_IMG_4157The 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.

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Weather Alert – Adeje Municipal Activity Suspended

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.