Tourist destination on alert: waves of 6 meters destroy buildings in TenerifeNovember 19, 2018
A strong storm affects the Canary Islands, in Spain, with waves up to 6 meters high, that even they got to start several balconies of houses in the north of the island of Tenerife.
The storms, which did not cause fatalities, caused considerable damage yet to be evaluated, especially on the north coast, where evacuations took place and limited access to housing in some areas of the coast.
In the area of Garachico, throughout the night from Saturday to Sunday, a total of 39 people were evacuated from their homes because of the strong waves.
On the coast of Tacoronte, another place with a lot of tourist presence, the waves broke glass of the first two floors of a building built on the edge of the sea, so it also had to be evacuated.
In both Garachico and Tacoronte, the municipal sports centers were set up to house the affected people if they had nowhere to go.
The swell caused an incidence also in Adeje, south of Tenerife, where the waves broke the windows of a hotel restaurant where several tourists dined They were evacuated without anyone being injured.
Tenerife is one of the most requested destinations in Europe for its 269 kilometers of coastline with a great diversity of landscapes for tourists to take advantage of the sun and the sea. The North has a steeper and steeper relief, while in the South there are many beaches of volcanic origin.
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