In Portugal hundreds of thousands people were left without electricity due to hurricane Leslie
Hurricane Leslie, Sunday, October 14, struck off the coast of Portugal, Western media reported. As a result of the disaster hundreds of thousands of people are faced with irregular supply of electricity.
The most affected region around Portugal’s capital Lisbon, as well as the district of Leiria and Coimbra. According to media reports, the storm tore trees from the root, broken buildings, and caused flooding.
Previously predicted that the storm Leslie formed on 23 September will be the strongest for Portugal over the last 150 years. However, he is weakened before he reached the Portuguese coast.
However, the wind speed reaches 180 km/h. Authorities urged coastal residents not to leave their homes, and advised fishermen to return from the open sea into the port.
Currently, Leslie is moving in the direction of Spain. Spanish emergency services are predicting heavy rains in the Northern and Eastern parts of the country.
Yesterday it was reported that Leslie is moving in the direction of Portugal with a speed of 120 km/h.
Recall, October 8, hurricane Michael reached the South coast of the United States. In that time he was rated the fourth category out of five on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Michael brought powerful winds and heavy rains, leading to floods and destruction.
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