Lanzarote sends a human team and material to help in the emergency device of La Palma
The Cabildo de Lanzarote, through the Security and Emergencies Consortium, will send a human and material team to the island of La Palma in the next few hours to join the emergency device deployed in that place due to the volcanic eruption that occurred on last Sunday in the Cumbre Vieja area.
Specifically, the team it will send is made up of a corporal and three firefighters, as well as two vehicles, a BUP (Heavy Urban Bomb) and a Romero, a light intervention vehicle that will work “side by side” with the personnel and means of Tenerife and Gran Canaria to quell the ravages of the volcano and the sea of lava that “is destroying everything, homes, cultivation areas and other infrastructures”, as reported by the insular institution in a press release.
In this regard, the president of the Cabildo de Lanzarote, M.ª Dolores Corujo, stressed that this natural catastrophe “is causing a real drama, since hundreds of families have lost absolutely everything they had and thousands of other people continue to be evacuated before the advance of the lava “.
“Lanzarote is with La Palma and from here we want to convey all our solidarity to the people of La Palma,” he added.
Likewise, the insular Security Councilor, Francisco Javier Aparicio, has pointed out that from “minute one the Lanzarote Security and Emergencies Consortium has made available to the joint operation of the Tenerife and Gran Canaria consortiums as many troops as necessary to collaborate in the work of evacuation and extinction of fires “.
He added that “every week, and for as long as necessary, a team made up of four firefighters will travel from Lanzarote and will rotate to guarantee a continuous and professional service that will assist in the emergency area of La Palma.”
The lava flows from the La Palma volcano, on their way to the sea, have so far covered “more than a hundred hectares of land and have destroyed 166 houses and other buildings in their wake, affecting the municipalities of El Paso. The Plains of Aridane and Tazacorte “.