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City’s emergency plan “is outdated” 


Las Palmas urgently needs a new emergency plan so it is prepared for serious risks or a catastrophe.

The call has been made by the political pressure group “Compromiso por Gran Canaria” which says the existing blueprint was drawn up in the 80s and is outdated.

The group says it fails to take into account new infrastructures and residential areas, including the ring road, Julio Luengo tunnels and large new stores.

Compromiso president, Nardy Barrios highlighted recent tragedies in the Canary Islands, including the accident in Santa Cruz when a carnival queen candidate was burnt and a similar incident in Gran Canaria in 2011.

Sr. Barrios said the city was required by law to update it’s emergency plan and to get all sectors involved, including residents, police, fire and rescue, health etc.