The regional department of health has advised that we are in an level 1 yellow alert situation for high temperatures for today and tomorrow, July 9th and 10th.
- Protect yourself and your family from the sun and the heat
- Stay in places with protection from the sun for as much of the day as possible. In the house keep blinds down if possible to keep the interior fresh
- Open windows at night to keep fresh air circulating
- Use ventilators or air conditioning if available
- Be aware of the possibility of extreme temperature changes entering or leaving some premises
- Avoid direct sunlight outdoors. Use a parasol or cap, light loose clothing
- On the beach or by the pool stay under a parasol
- Drink a lot of water and if you are out and about make sure you have water with you
- Never leave children, older people or pets in a closed vehicle
- Avoid long stints of outdoor physical exercise during hottest time of the day. Reduce any physical activities during these hours
- Eat light regular meals, and take water-based drinks with mineral salts, eat fruit and vegtables to help replace salts lost through perspiration
- Avoid alcoholic drinks, very hot foods and calorie-heavy foods
- Help others, visit those who are older or sick who live alone
- If you are taking medication consult your doctor if you think they may affect your body-temperature regulation
- If you need help or information call 012
The Adeje Council have activated CECOPAL, the municipal emergency action plan, given the state of Maximum Alert that has been declared by the Canarian Government. This is due to the strong winds forecast for tomorrow, February 28th.. Therefore the Adeje council has ordered the suspension of municipal activities and the Farmers Market, the municipal crèche, the centre for disability, the school of the music and the cemetery will close to the public. The regional government have also announced the cancellation of classes in primary and secondary schools as well as the University of La Laguna classes so the Adeje campus will also be closed tomorrow.
In general the public are asked to avoid unnecessary journeys and take all precautions for their personal safety and the security of their home.
The mayor has also ordered the closure of all municipal buildings tomorrow, except the local police and civil protection unit
The Adeje mayor, having been informed by the municipal emergency co-ordination committee (CECOPAL) of an official weather alert in place from midnight tonight (Friday/Saturday) due to expected high winds and rain, has taken the decision to suspend Adeje council organised activities from midnight tonight (00.00 November 25th) until further notice.
He has also ordered the closure of all municipal buildings tomorrow, except the local police and civil protection unit. The mayor has also asked hotel managements in the borough to make their clients aware of the current and overnight situation and the alert in place so that they may take appropriate decisions regarding activities and excursions planned for the weekend. He also asks that hotels request that visitors respect the instructions of the police and authorities in this regard and heed necessary recommendations.
Furthermore the local population are asked to be aware of the alert in place and take appropriate measures to protect themselves and their families, and if they require clarification or assistance to call the local police or civil protection unit ((922747206 – 922716508) or in the case of an emergency to call 112 or 012 for information.
The alert remains in place until further official notice from the regional security directorate.
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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.