Wind gusts of up to 100 km/h caused on the coast of Tenerife on the weekend for meter-high waves, which proved their destructive power, on a residential building: A monster wave tore the balconies of the first three floors. Dozens of apartments had to be evacuated.
At the north of the popular holiday island, swept away at the weekend, a heavy storm – with up to six meters high waves. In the village of Mesa del Mar, giant waves hit a residential building – destroying balconies and parts of the facade. Eyewitnesses filmed the force of the waves that hit the land.
In the area of Garachico, 65 apartments were evacuated as a precaution, reported the Spanish newspaper “El Confidencial”. 24 people were stuck in a residential building whose elevator was destroyed by the waves. About wounded or dead is still not known.
Several hours earlier, a broad rain front had swept across the Canary Islands from the west with storm gusts. In Gran Canaria, several trees were uprooted, while flights had to be diverted from Lanzarote several.