Canary Islands: Five Killed, hundreds evacuated Tenerife from major storms

Posted on October 22, 2014 • Filed under: Canary Islands, Spain

chicagotribune.com reported Canary Islands: Five people were killed and hundreds were evacuated from their homes on the popular tourist island of Tenerife after major storms caused flash floods and disrupted power throughout the area. Access to the island’s main port also was cut off near Santa Cruz, Tenerife’s capital. Officials were expected to declare Santa Cruz a disaster area, and cleanup may take weeks. Travelers should confirm reservations and check itineraries before visiting the island, though peak tourist season begins in December. Read Article

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