this morning via Janet Anscombe
This morning ...
Well this morning looks a bit battered, but Tenerife is still here! Some 7,000 have been affected by power cuts, particularly in the south-west, notably in the municipalities of Granadilla, Guía de Isora, San Miguel and Arico. Endesa says that it is working on getting everyone reconnected as soon as possible.
Fred Olsen says that its Los Cristianos ferries are inoperative, with only its Playa Blanca (Lanzarote - Corralejo (Fuerteventura) route operative in all the Canaries. The Tenerife - Gran Canaria line is cancelled until at least 1pm depending on the sea and the Aagaete harbour. The Los Cristianos - La Gomera line is cancelled, pending developments in the situation at Los Cristianos. All La Palma routes are cancelled for the moment, but the 7pm ferry to La Palma is expected to depart if circumstances in both ports permits.
Neither TFN and TFS closed yesterday, and are again open today, though operating with some disruption. Official advice is to check all flights with individual carriers in case any are affected.
The TF21 Teide access road from La Orotava is closed again because of ice on the carriageway, while in the south, the police say that drivers must take extreme care because of rockfalls and tree debris. In Playa de las Américas, one car has been flattened by a palm tree that was blown over onto its roof.
Aemet has kept its red alert for winds at altitude in place for today, and the government is maintaining its emergency plan status; there will be a government press conference at 11am to update further, but things really look as though this storm is now calming down and moving gradually away from us. The sea is likely to be extremely rough for some days, though, so great care is needed around the coasts.http://www.janetanscombe.com/news/stormy-weather-approaching-canaries.html