Work is continuing to restore all essential public services affected by the storm in coordination with the local councils
The Cabildo de Tenerife has officially ended the state of emergency activated due to the storm as of 08.00 hours today [Friday 19], following the announcement that the orange alert declared because of adverse weather phenomenon, which has been affecting Tenerife since Tuesday 16th February, has been lifted by the regional governmentâ€™s Department of Safety & Emergencies (DirecciÃ³n General de Seguridad y Emergencia del Gobierno de Canarias).
Also, taking into account the weather forecast for Tenerife issued by the Spanish Met Office (la Agencia Estatal de MeteorologÃa), the Island Government has now ceased operations under the Island Emergency Plan (PEIN), although work is still continuing to restore public services to normal.
This measures means that the Cabildoâ€™s Plan Insular de Emergencias de ProtecciÃ³n Civil and the presidential crisis cabinet are now officially deactivated but teams are still working in coordination with the local councils to ensure that all essential public services affected by the storm are restored as soon as possible.
Currently, the islandâ€™s roads are all operative except the Teide access roads due to heavy snow and one lane of the TF-111 road (Santa Cruz-La Cuesta via Los Campitos) is still closed due to damage cause by the heavy rainstorm of 1st February. Travel to the Teide National Park is not recommended.
In the 40 hours since Tenerifeâ€™s Island Emergency Plan for Civil Protection was activated, major activity has been concentrated in the municipalities in the South and West of the island and the Metropolitan Area (Santa Cruz-La Laguna). Tenerifeâ€™s Fire Brigade Consortium has carried out almost 300 operations, principally in districts in Santa Cruz and Granadilla. During the emergency the Cabildo deployed a team of 900 emergency workers and 200 vehicles to deal with urgent cases.
More information on the Cabildoâ€™s web: http://www.diariodetenerife.info/