DRAMATIC NEWS REGARDING FIRES ON LA GOMERA
The fires came down the valley extremely rapidly tonight after 9 pm.
The situation here is extremely tense and the TOTAL population of Valle Gran Rey
was step by step evacuated - we're talking now of over 5000 people.
The fires were so intense and appproaching sooooo rapidly, that gas bottles and cars
could be heard exploding
I was evacuated mandatorily, too and with the tense situation previous too that event
didn't post any updates.
Surprisingly down here at the evacuation zone of the port of Vueltas we still have internet and electricity, but the water supply has stopped.
Fire brigades stationed further up have been evacuated, too.
There were sporadic explosions to be heard (poss. gas bottles and/or cars).
There are thousands of people, some old or in care, lots of tourists milling around
the harbour area, and the world's largest aluminum trimaran (operated by the
Fred. Olsen ferry company) has docked in the harbour to take people away from
The other fires are still 'complicated' , but most of them 'out of control'
Weather should improve somewhat today.
I WILL STAY !
More news if and when...