The Consortium for Security, Emergencies, Rescue, Prevention and Fire Prevention of Lanzarote reports that the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies of the Government of the Canary Islands has declared the situation of pre-alert due to adverse coastal phenomena on the north and west coast of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, from today at 6:00 pm until tomorrow, Tuesday, February 19 at 3:30 p.m.
It warns that there will be poor state of the sea, with combined sea swell (sea of northwest background and sea of wind) with waves of 3.5, to 4, 5 meters. The coefficient of high tide is of 99-118, on a maximum of 118, which implies high tides and low tides and increase of the currents. Pleamares from Tuesday 00:51 to 01:03 hours and 13:17 to 1:29 p.m.
The Security and Emergency Consortium of Lanzarote informs how to prevent this situation of adverse meteorological phenomenon:
• Protect your home from the possible invasion of sea water
• Do not stand at the end of springs or breakwaters, or risk taking pictures or videos near where waves break
• Avoid fishing in risk areas
• Do not drive with vehicles on roads near the beach line
• Never bathe on secluded beaches or do not know enough, because there may be local whirlpools
• Avoid bathing on beaches with a red flag, in areas where there is strong swell and surf or that lack surveillance and rescue services
• Avoid doing sports and nautical activities in the areas affected by the sea in the background and do not camp on the beach when there is an alert due to sea storms.
• If you notice some unusual waves, do not stay close to the sea, or get close even if you calm down suddenly
• If you have a boat try to secure your mooring in a sheltered place
• If you see other people in dangerous places, warn them of the danger
• If you fall into the water, get away from where the waves break, ask for help and wait for rescue
• If you try to get out and get swept by the waves, try to calm down; Do not swim upstream and let yourself go. In general, coastal currents lose intensity in other sections and that is when you should swim
• If you are on land and you see that someone has fallen into the water, throw a rope with a float, or any other object to which you can cling. Immediately call 112 or 080.
For any information request, call 0-12.