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Storm over Gran Canaria - Tropical Storm "Hermine": cancellation of hundreds of flights to the Canary Islands - News

Storm over Gran Canaria – Tropical Storm “Hermine”: cancellation of hundreds of flights to the Canary Islands – News

Storm over Gran Canaria – Tropical Storm “Hermine”: canceling hundreds of flights to the Canary Islands – News – SRF


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  • The tourist islands of the Canary Islands were hit by a tropical storm, which severely affected air traffic.
  • More than 250 flights to islands located in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa and between islands have been canceled, according to Spanish airport operator Aina.
  • Particularly heavy rain fell on the Canary Islands. Up to 220 liters per square meter were measured on the island of La Palma in 24 hours.

Monday morning, the situation started to calm down a bit. However, many passengers are still stranded at airports on the islands belonging to Spain. The Aena website has listed flights as canceled or severely delayed. The regional government said the storm alert status could likely be raised again on Monday afternoon.

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After a long drought, Tropical Storm Hermine brought torrential rains. According to the authorities, up to 220 liters per square meter was measured in 24 hours on the island of La Palma. There as well as on the larger islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife, there were isolated blackouts, minor landslides and flooded basements. According to reports, no one was hurt.

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SRF 4 News, September 26, 2022, 9:00 a.m.;

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