Cabildo de Tenerife


Volcanic eruptions

In case of a volcanic eruption, the Government of the Canary Island's Central Office for Safety and Emergencies, via the Coordinating Centre for Emergencies and Security 112, makes the following recommendations:

  • Do not get close to the volcano (you may be hit by hot ash or other volcanic debris).
  • Avoid hollows as this is where toxic gases can accumulate.
  • If you get caught in a cloud of gas, protect yourself with a damp cloth.
  • Facilitate evacuation efforts by staying away from areas that have been declared dangerous.
  • If the authorities order evacuation, pack a small bag with warm cloths, your ID, personal medication and, if possible, non-perishable food.
  • Take a battery-operated radio and mobile telephone.

Contact Details and Information

  • Coordinating Centre for Emergencies and Security (CECOES)
  • Emergency Number: 112

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