Once again, heavy rains caught much of Lanzarote by surprise, causing flash floods and torrential waters in drainage channels. 13.7 litres of water per square metre were recorded at the airport on the 18th April.
First published in Gazette Life, May 1st 2020.
For once the lockdown meant that traffic was less affected than usual, although police still had to close off the approach to Arrecife from Playa Honda, and the Tahiche roundabout, leaving Arrecife flooded once again.
Nevertheless, the usual smells of backed-up drains in Arrecife were experienced by far fewer people. Still, questions still remain to be asked about how the island can remain so ill-prepared for an event that happens at least once a year.