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Canary Islands rocked by floods

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Torrential rain is causing havoc in Spain’s Canary Islands. The worst hit of the popular holiday destinations is Tenerife, where 82 millimetres came down within a 24-hour period. The island’s average rainfall for the whole month of February is just 36 millimetres.

The subtropical depression has forced local authorities to close all schools on the archipelago and advise residents not to leave their homes.

Around 27,000 homes across all eight Canary Islands were without electricity overnight and there was also disruption to mobile phone services.