Fires are out of control in Tenerife and floods in Germany

Fires are out of control in Tenerife and floods in Germany

by euro news with France Press agency

Posted on 08/17/2023 – 21:51Updated 21:57

Since Tuesday, 1,800 hectares of forest have burned on the island of Tenerife. In Germany, unprecedented flooding has paralyzed the airport and downtown Frankfurt.

Tenerife turned into a fire. Since Tuesday, a fire has been raging on this island, known for its forests and valleys. 4,000 people have been evacuated and several roads have been closed as a precaution. Authorities say the fire is out of control.


“The works and operations carried out throughout the night were very difficult. This was probably the most difficult fire we have had in the Canary Islands, if not ever, at least in the last 40 years.” announce Fernando Clavijo, President of the Canary Islands.

The ongoing fire destroyed 1,800 hectares. 13 planes and helicopters fighting the flames relentlessly. On the ground, 250 firefighters were mobilized. Their task is complex. The fire is malicious. The area is very steep and difficult to access.

Severe weather in Germany too: dozens of Flights were canceled at Frankfurt Airport on Wednesday night due to inclement weather.

City streets, basements or even metro stations also bore the brunt of these torrential storms. Rescuers carried out nearly 500 rescue missions between the hours of 9pm and 5am.

The storm also caused flooding in other regions, such as Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia.

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