Almost 3,000 people are still without electricity following the tropical storm
The electricity company Endesa, has said that they will recover the entire electricity supply in the Canary Islands late this afternoon (Tuesday) or by tomorrow lunchtime at the latest. The low-voltage faults that were affected during the storm have already been controlled, and now all efforts are focused on medium-voltage faults.
Almost 3,000 customers are still without electricity, mostly in the municipalities of Las Palmas, Telde and San Bartolomé de Tirajana in Gran Canaria, the areas most affected by the rains from tropical storm Hermine, according to Javier Martell Vallés the director of Operations and Maintenance for Endesa Distribución.
The company has deployed a team 200 people who have been working uninterruptedly for more than 48 hours to replenish the supply, with the handicap that the rains continue and there are transformer centres that have been flooded, and roads that have prevented access for maintenance vehicles.
Martell explained that the humidity and leaks are not helping them to recover the supply safely, and says that they have never had to deal with two days of such intense rain since the installations were opened.
This has led to a large number of breakdowns which are very "scattered" throughout the archipelago, with over 270 incidents that they have had to deal with.
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