Once again Los Gigantes is being battered by bad weather. Heavy rain, thunder storms, high winds and rough seas are causing chaos for locals and tourists. This week no boats are leaving or entering the marina. As I write this you can’t see the cliffs from the marina because the rain is so heavy.
Until Friday a severe weather warning has been issued by the met office.
Local authorities and the Fire Brigade are once again inundated with calls for help and in the area of Las Chafiras, they are stretched to their limit having to pump water from flooded homes and roofs have been blown off in the high winds. Trees have been blown down, but luckily there have been no reports of injuries.
Yet again the road to Teide is closed.
Update 3pm Wed 17th
After the torrential rain this morning, with rivers running down every road, residents in Los Gigantes are once again mopping up. The beach road drains were soon blocked with mud and stones causing flooding yet again to the shops and restaurant and this time the flooding of Poblado garages.