Tenerife CHAOS: Holidaymakers evacuated as 40ft wave destroys BALCONIES – car disappears

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Tenerife CHAOS: Holidaymakers evacuated as 40ft wave destroys BALCONIES – car disappears

Footage of the waves was shared on twitter showing the enormous waves ripping through homes, restaurants and hotels in the popular holiday spot Mesa del Mar. According to local reports, a total of 39 people were evacuated from their homes but nobody was injured. Local Mayor Alvaro Davila also added that 65 apartments, some believes to be holiday homes were evacuated.

It is not known if any Brits were among those asked to leave their apartments although the town is very popular with holidaymakers from the UK.

According to the Spanish meteorological agency, an orange-level alert about waves in the Canary Islands has been downgraded to yellow.

The video footage was uploaded to social media by Nelson Acosta and shows the gigantic waves crashing into the side of a high-rise building, brushing away the railings from concrete balconies.

The incident happened after regional government officials decreed a state of alert as a fierce storm battered the north of Tenerife and other parts of the Canary Islands.

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Waves up to six meters high have reportedly caused a considerable amount of damage (Image: Nelson Acosta)

Waves up to six meters high have reportedly caused a considerable amount of damage, however, the extent of this damage has not yet been fully assessed.

Shocked witnesses claim at least one car was dragged out to sea in Jover, La Laguna, and another in Puerto de la Cruz.

Garichico was one of the worst-affected areas, with waves crashing over the sea wall and flooding streets.

Locals fleeing the area also filmed the water racing towards them as they ran for safety.

Further south, in the holiday hotspot of Adeje there were also reports of waves breaking the windows of a hotel restaurant, although again there were no injuries.

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