Canary Islands Lanzarote THE ISLAND: RAIN CAUSES SERIOUS FLOODS WITHIN ARRECIFE

THE ISLAND: RAIN CAUSES SERIOUS FLOODS WITHIN ARRECIFE

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This weekend there was simply no weather alert but the rain provides once again flooded Arrecife.  

Recently morning there was heavy rainfall for the Island, particularly in the Lanzarote funds, which has caused streets in the centre from the city to be flooded.

The forecast from the State Meteorological Agency pointed out that the sky will be “ a little cloudy during the early morning, with generally, localized moderate lighting rains”.

However , the rains had been much stronger than expected. According to the meteorological station at the Cé sar Manrique-Lanzarote airport, an accumulated 13. seven litres of water per sq . metre fell during the morning.

The first downpour happened from around midday and, the most extreme, at two in the afternoon, in order to fell to seven litres for each square metre, to decrease at 3 in the afternoon, with 3. five litres per square metre.

In the middle of Arrecife the streets had been flooded, there’ s leaking sewer covers, flooded premises, and even automobiles whose engines have stopped in the center of the road where spouts of drinking water have returned.

The particular coordinator of the Lanzarote Security plus Emergency Consortium, Enrique Espinosa, reports that only minor incidents had been recorded in Playa Honda, Puerto del Carmen and in the Pueblo Marinero of Costa Teguise, and many of the services are working fine.
The main problems were within Arrecife, where the effects of the rain storm were more noticeable.

Espinosa pointed out that the shortage associated with traffic due the state of security alarm, has made the work of the emergency groups easier as they could get around the roads easier.

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