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Staying safe in Tenerife waters

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The following are updates (latest first) on the current situation while Brexit negotiations take place. At present nothing is confirmed, with everything still to be determined through the two-year process. Please also see HERE for general thoughts on the situation of British residents of Tenerife. Updated 20 November: Just a reminder that HMA Simon Manley will be at the Villa Cortés Hotel a week today, Tuesday 27 November from 5.30pm for a public information meeting about Brexit as I posted HERE earlier this month. Downing Street has confirmed today that Theresa May will be in Brussels tomorrow evening to finalise the Brexit deal in aREAD MORE

Updated 20 November: Athough the wild seas are abating somewhat, Aemet says that the weather fronts passing us are likely to leave considerable rainfall over the next couple of days. The Met Office has issued a yellow alert, indeed, for tomorrow and Thursday for rain of up to 15mm/h primarily in the north and east, but the alert covers the whole of Tenerife. Updated 18 November: A short sharp shock is along the lines of how the weather front that has just passed us was described, and this video shows why. Garachico was the focus of many videos last night of impressive waves sweeping over the coastREAD MORE

Date&time/incident/area Tuesday 4 December: 9am-2pm. Electricity cut in Playa de las Américas. Areas affected: Avenida Rafael Puig Lluvina, C/Noelia Afonso Cabrera and Urbanización Los Cardones. Tuesday 20 November: 8.15-11am. Electricity cut in Los Cristianos. Areas affected: Cr/ General TF-655 Arona-Guaza-Los Cristianos, Av/ San Fancisco and C/Lugano. Thursday 15 November. Access to El Puertito from the TF-47 at the new Armeñime roundabout will be closed for around two weeks while works continue, and specifically to allow the installation of water piping. Traffic heading for El Puertito will need to go via Playa Paraíso. The road coming up from El Puertito to the TF-47 will remain open. MondayREAD MORE

Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced the norms for applying for schools materials assistance for the 2018-2019 academic year. This applies to students in infants, primary, and secondary school, as well as students taking ”Bachillerato’ and basic professional training courses, who are resident in Adeje. The period for applying for assistance is 19 November to 17 December. The council says that you will need to provide the passport or Spanish residency documents of the student and the parent/guardian, as well as income-related papers (wage slips, most recent tax returns) for the family because the subsidies are means-tested. The applicant will also naturally need to be on theREAD MORE

The Policía Nacional have reminded the public that their collaboration is fundamental in solving many crimes the police have to solve. Many people will be aware that they can issue denuncias or querellas, and also that these cannot be made anonymously, but not so many will know that they can collaborate with the police and it is totally confidental. Collaboration is only possible when it comes to a serious crime like those involving drug dealing, sexual abuse, people trafficking, internet crimes, etc, so it’s not the route to go down to complain about a neighbour on a complex, for example, but it’s an option forREAD MORE

A 70-year-old man has been swept into wild seas at Puerto de La Cruz this afternoon. Emergency services say that they were called out after the man was washed away at the El Peñon breakwater (near the lighthouse). He has been transferred to hospital with leg and head injuries. There are wild seas at present as I’ve posted HERE with videos of the effects of the waves on the north Tenerife coast specifically. Please be very careful near the coast, and avoid going in the sea while these conditions persist, and do bear in mind that the Government reserves the right to charge anyone doingREAD MORE