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Stormy weather hits the Canaries

Posted by dolly diver on January 26, 2011
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 	stormy-seas-playa-arenaHaving enjoying the past couple of weeks of beautiful sunshine and calmer seas another bout of stormy weather has hit the Canary Islands.

The gusty conditions follow the heavy rain that fell for several hours early on Tuesday which caused severe flooding to Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura.

The Emergency Services in Lanzarote had one of their busiest days in recent times with 240 call-outs. Trials at the island’s main courthouse had to be called off when the building was flooded and Arrecife port was closed for several hours due to the sea conditions.

Meanwhile parts of La Gomera were also badly hit, with roads blocked by mudslides and debris. The bad weather forced the authorities in Tenerife to close the roads up to Mt Teide due to the snow and ice, although they were later reopened.

The sea conditions off Los Gigantes are rough but we got off lightly with only a few showers and not too much wind. The Met Office has warned of another storm front gathering in the Atlantic off the Canaries which is expected to enter from the west at the week-end.

Looks like I’m in for another few days holiday.DD

New community Centre for Puerto de Santiago

Posted by dolly diver on January 15, 2011
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Building work has started on the new community centre in Puerto de Santiago. The centre has a budget of three hundred and thirty-six thousand euros (€ 336,000.00).

Facilities in the area are inadequate for the rapidly growing population. The new multi function hall, plus two other rooms will cover 351 square metres and provide a meeting place for training, recreational, cultural, as well as a play area for children.