Power returns to Canarys one week after storm

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5 December 2005, SANTA CRUZ — A week after the tropical storm Delta cut power supplies to many parts of the Canary Islands, it was finally restored throughout the islands. But until Sunday night more than 2,000 power customers in Guimar, in the southeast of the Canary Island of Tenerife, were still without electricity in the aftermath of the storm.

5 December 2005

SANTA CRUZ — A week after the tropical storm Delta cut power supplies to many parts of the Canary Islands, it was finally restored throughout the islands.
 
But until Sunday night more than 2,000 power customers in Guimar, in the southeast of the Canary Island of Tenerife, were still without electricity in the aftermath of the storm.

The storm, which killed seven people and caused extensive damage to major ports, roads, power transmission towers and telephone lines, hit Tenerife last Monday.

Half the houses in Guimar remained without power, according to officials, who added there were still sporadic power cuts.

In some areas, generators are being used to supply power to residents.

Residents of Guimar were cut off for four days due to damage to both the landline telephone and wireless networks.

The storm proved deadly last Monday when a skiff carrying some 50 illegal immigrants foundered south of Grand Canary Island, killing six people.

The seventh storm victim was a 63-year-old man who was blown off the roof of his house on the island of Fuerteventura as he was making repairs. EFE

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Subject: Spanish news

 

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