Updated: 10/18/2018 1:45:41 AM
At least 27 people have been killed in Europe over the past couple of days after a series of intense storms swept over the region dumping extremely heavy rain. 12 people died in Spain's Mallorca, 1 in Italy, at least 15 in France.
Updated: 10/17/2018 1:41:36 AM
Hurricane Leslie is heading toward Italy, with forecasters expecting it to bring heavy rains and dangerous winds and surf to Sicily and Calabria…
For yesterday, Tuesday, October 16, rains and thunderstorms was extend to most of the regions of the Center-North, from Liguria, Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna and also Tuscany and Lazio.
Updated: 10/15/2018 8:03:54 AM
Several months' worth of rain fell in just a few hours overnight in the Aude area of southern France, with water levels reaching first floor windows.
As day broke, the death toll began to rise with Ministry of the Interior saying that as of lunchtime 13 people were confirmed dead.
The Aude is packed with Brit expats and second home-owners, many of them living in isolated rural communities.
Many were devastated by the flooding and torrential rain that saw three months' worth fall in a few hours overnight.
As the emergency intensified, villages and towns with up to 2,000 residents were evacuated.
Rescue helicopters were waiting for clearer weather before they could launch rescue operations, the prefect of Aude, Alain Thirion, told BFM TV.
Updated: 10/14/2018 7:43:02 AM
"There is a death toll, three light casualties, seven displaced families (already relocated to relatives' homes) and a family of three who refused to leave their home," said the source from municipality of Coimbra district. The victim was struck by a tree, in Amieiro, parish of Arazede.
Updated: 10/14/2018 3:12:53 AM
Passage of Leslie made 27 light and three injured, and 61 displaced or displaced - 57 of them in the district of Coimbra, one in Leiria and three in Viseu. There were 1,890 occurrences. More than 300,000 people were without electricity.
6,373 operational and 2,002 terrestrial operatives are in the field. Most affected areas are Coimbra, Leiria, Aveiro, Viseu, Lisbon and Porto.
Updated: 10/13/2018 8:26:57 AM
The IPMA placed 13 districts under red warning for strong wind forecast, and some also for maritime agitation, as a result of the passage through continental territory of Hurricane Leslie.
Setúbal, Lisboa, Leiria, Coimbra, Aveiro, Porto, Braga, Viana do Castelo, Vila Real, Castelo Branco, Viseu and Guarda and Santarém are districts under red warning, according to information available on the IPMA website.
Hurricane Leslie will reach the continental territory as a post-tropical depression, but with winds with "intensities equivalent to a tropical storm", with gusts above 130 km/ hour, but which can reach historical highs of 180/190 km / hour , IPMA meteorologist Nuno Moreira told Lusa.
Commander Belo Costa of the Civil Protection Authority told reporters that in the critical period between 11:00 pm Saturday and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, the recommendation is not to leave the house and completely avoid coastal traffic. The peak of bad weather is forecast for this period, with average winds between 70 and 80 kilometers per hour and possible bursts of 120 kilometers per hour. The advice is to "try as hard as possible to avoid walking on the street," said Belo Costa, noting that coastal areas will be most affected.
"Protect yourself and yours, protect your assets and assets and be alert to information," warns Belo Costa.
Belo Costa noted that "there is still time" to trap structures that can be carried by the wind, as the equipment of the bathing season that are still mounted on the beaches.
Updated: 10/10/2018 5:38:16 AM
Tropical Storm Leslie, currently located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, is forecast to become a hurricane on Wednesday with further strengthening possible through Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.
Leslie is located about 1,750 kilometers west of the Azores with maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers/hour, the NHC said.
Published Monday, October 8, 2018
The now Tropical Storm Leslie remains a well-organized tropical system and is expected to become a hurricane again in two days. Leslie will then head towards Madeira island or midway between Azores and Canary islands before nearing west-southwest Europe this weekend. Potential exists for possible landfall in Portugal or even Ireland per global models, trends are being monitored.
The future path of Leslie leads it towards southeast through the next 3 days, then it turns east-northeast and heads towards Azores and Madeira island later this week. The arrival time to the islands would be late Thursday or Friday morning.
However, Leslie’s future track is still quite uncertain based on global models: here is an example of the latest GFS model runs where Leslie could affect Madeira / Canary islands, Portugal or Ireland. Still wide open options for its track towards west-southwest Europe late this week.
Hurricane Leslie Facts
Affected Area: 400 km.
Alert Level: Red
- Portugal Vila de Rei fire
- Storm Helena
- Portugal helicopter crash
- Lisbon Vehicle Accident
- Azores flash flood
- Borba road collapsed
- Storm Carlos
- Sintra fire
- Hurricane Leslie
- Portugal fire
- Heatwave Portugal
- Storm Felix
- Storm Emma
- Portugal drought
- Portugal Wildfire
- Wildfire in central Portugal