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South Tenerife under water as rain strikes with a vengeance
While some parts of Tenerife escaped relatively unscathed from the mid-week battering and lashing rain, the same cannot be said for a number of areas in the south of the island which are largely unaccustomed to the adverse conditions that have caused the government to issue its highest ever severe weather alert level.


Major flooding at the Guaza roundabout yesterday
Major flooding at the Guaza roundabout yesterday

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Arona - 12.12.2013 - Among the areas that bore the brunt of the unusual storm that, theoretically at least, should have hit northern and western parts of the island hardest, were several districts in Arona, including Guaza, where local ravines overflowed within minutes due to the sheer force of the water and caused widespread flooding at busy road junctions. The local secondary school has also suffered structural damage caused by the torrential rain. Also badly hit were the Los Cristianos Cultural Centre and parts of La Galletas. Further along the coast the picture was just as bleak and in Adeje and Guía de Isora the emergency services were stretched to the limit dealing with storm incidents. Meanwhile, in the capital Santa Cruz the emergency services report that they dealt with 140 call-outs in a 4-hour period between 8pm and midnight last night. Electricty supplier Endesa has confirmed that around 30,000 people were left without power in various parts of the island due to the stormy conditions.



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Major flooding at the Guaza roundabout yesterday 
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