Lanzarote activates the Emergency Plan due to "risk of flooding"

Lanzarote activates the Emergency Plan due to "risk of flooding"

The president of the Lanzarote Cabildo, Oswaldo Betancort, has activated the Insular Emergency Plan of Lanzarote (PEIN) in response to the pre-alert for adverse meteorological phenomena declared in the Canary Islands.

The measure, in line with the Specific Emergency Plan of the Canary Islands for Risks of Adverse Meteorological Phenomena (PEFMA), is there for the safety of citizens against adverse weather conditions, in this case, the risk of flooding due to an Isolated High-Level Depression (DANA) that will affect the archipelago for several days.

In accordance with this resolution, from 9:00am to 9:00pm today (Friday), the PEIN is activated on the islands of Lanzarote and La Graciosa. Also, following the recommendations of the General Directorate of Emergencies of the Canary Islands Government, recreational, sports, educational, and cultural activities outdoors will be suspended during the same hours.

President Betancor has urged the population to take precautions and follow the following prevention measures against the risk of flooding, including roof inspections, preparation of basic supplies, and attention to the instructions of local authorities and emergency services.

In addition, the president of the Consortium for Security and Emergencies, Francisco J. Aparicio, explains that specific recommendations have been established for the municipalities of the island, "to minimise risks and ensure coordination between public and private organisations during this alert."

The Cabildo calls on the people of Lanzarote to stay informed through official channels and follow the instructions of the competent authorities on their official social media channels.