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Canary Islands Government Issues recommendations due to weather alerts

A new episode of calima and wind has arrived in the Islands.

The Government of the Canary Islands has initiated a pre-alert for calima and wind, affecting the entire archipelago, effective since December 16. Given the weather conditions, the regional government has issued several recommendations:

Advice During Calima in the Canary Islands

  • Keep doors and windows closed, especially if you have chronic respiratory issues.
  • Ensure you have your regular medication.
  • Stay hydrated and avoid dry environments.
  • Avoid strenuous physical exercise during this period.
  • Seek medical advice if you feel unwell.
  • Be cautious while driving due to reduced visibility; use headlights and reduce speed.

Preventive Measures for Windy Conditions

Canary Islands Government Issues recommendations due to weather alerts

  • Stay indoors if possible, and securely close doors, windows, and awnings to prevent damage from drafts.
  • Remove items like flower pots from windows, balconies, and rooftops to prevent them from falling.
  • Check for unstable cornices, balconies, or facades that might drop debris.
  • Postpone road travel; if necessary, check road conditions and be cautious of obstacles. Using public transport is recommended.
  • Avoid excursions or camping until conditions normalize.
  • In urban areas, stay clear of old buildings, cornices, walls, construction sites, or structures in poor condition. Be cautious of street furniture, scaffolding, cranes, and signage that could be affected by the wind.
  • Avoid walking through gardens or wooded areas.
  • Stay away from cranes and power lines. In case of danger, call 1-1-2.
  • Do not climb high places exposed to the wind without adequate protection.

These guidelines aim to ensure safety and minimize risks during this period of adverse weather conditions on the Canary Islands.

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