Sunday storm submerges shoppers

The area suffered the worse flooding since 2007, when drainage problems were then said to be at fault.



Although the rain fell heavily at a rate of one litre per minute, urban planning is thought also to be at fault.



The Sunday Market in Los Cristianos was just one of the hotspots as traders were quickly waist deep in water which backed up and covered and area from the Taxi rank to the Arona Grand Hotel.



Apparently the problem is caused by water running rapidly from the Guaza Mountain which happens once in every 50 years, for which there appears to be no sufficient drainage, the council intend to make a study of urban drainage Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos to determine the works necessary to ensure proper access to the sea for ​​these flows of water.



In another area of Los Cristianos next to the promenade sewage overflowed, here the risk is serious, "it’s channeled from the vicinity of the TF-1 by an arc of 4×4 meters to enter the town, later it has an open channeling 4×2 meters, and finally 3×3 size to the mouth. "The final section has a drainage system but is "insufficient in case of flood,”

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