Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Islands Affected by Torrential Rains

I have never seen so much rain in my entire time of living here in the Canary Islands. Yesterday it rained very hard, all day long. There was extensive flooding in many areas, with several roads closed, and airport closings due to loss of electricity. The island of Tenerife, along with some of the other islands, are in a state of emergency right now, with only necessary travel being advised.

We lost our electricity for part of the day and most of the night, but managed quite well, eating crackers, cheese and peanut butter for dinner and playing games by candlelight. I even managed to heat a cup of coffee on a ceramic candle holder Rebekah had in her bedroom--so I was very happy! It was a blessing when the electricity came back on early this morning, and made us realize how much we depend on it. It teaches the importance of emergency preparedness.


Jamie Parfitt said...

Wow, snowstorms in the Midwest and rain storms in the tropical islands. Emergency preparedness indeed! We should get our matches out of storage! I liked your picture of the cup on the candle holder. Where there's a will, there's a way! Kind of like getting the Gospel out, right? Thanks for keeping us updated. I read all your blog entries.

Jamie Parfitt said...

P.S. Are you sure it wasn't DESIGNED to warm up a cup of coffee? It sure looks like it's perfect!

Carolee's Corner Canary Islands said...

It used to have a little tea kettle that sat on it, I think it is more decoration than anything, but it worked!!