Bad weather causes 56 incidents on the Azorean island of São Miguel

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Fifty-six incidents, such as flooding, were recorded between Sunday night and today in the municipalities of Ponta Delgada and Ribeira Grande, on the island of São Miguel, following heavy rains, Civil Protection announced today.

According to the statement sent to the media by the Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service of the Azores (SRPCBA), 45 incidents were recorded in the parishes of Capelas, Fenais da Luz, Ginetes, Mosteiros, Remédios, Santo António, São Vicente Ferreira and Sete Cidades, in the municipality of Ponta Delgada, along with 11 in the municipality of Ribeira Grande.

“The situations reported are related to flooding in homes, flooding of roads, obstruction of roads with debris, overflowing streams and damage to vehicles. In the parish of Ginetes, a family was relocated to relatives’ homes after their house was damaged,” the SRPCBA said.

According to the same source, “there are no personal injuries to report so far”, and firefighters, the Regional Directorate for Public Works, the Ponta Delgada Municipal Civil Protection Service and the Public Security Police have been on the scene, under the coordination of the SRPCBA.

The worsening of the weather was due to the passage of a frontal swell through the Azores archipelago.

The forecast of heavy rain, which may be accompanied by thunderstorms, prompted the Portuguese Sea and Atmosphere Institute to issue a yellow warning (the least serious on a scale of three) for the Eastern group (to which the island of São Miguel belongs) last night.

Iris Lavan
Iris Lavan
With a background as a consultant in the medical industry, Iris Lavan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Portugal Pulse. Iris also runs a company in Tel Aviv offering marketing, business development, content creation and public relations services. She holds a degree in economics and management, giving her a solid grounding in business strategy and financial planning. Iris' commitment to Portugal Pulse is reflected not only in her consulting career, but also in her impact on the Portugale media landscape in Israel. She was an interviewer for Hadshot Portugal חדשות פורטוגל, a media outlet that broadcasts news about Portugal in Hebrew, where she provided valuable information on current affairs, healthcare and the economy. Since July 2023, Iris has also been part of the Portugal Pulse team.

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