Updated: 3/5/2018 12:32:59 AM
n intercity train that was connecting Guarda to Lisbon with 89 people aboard derailed today in Mortágua, and there were no injuries to register, according to civil protection information and the company CP. The train, hit by a landslide, did not topple, according to CP public relations and passengers are already being sent to buses, where they will go to Lisbon. There is no scheduled time for re-establishing road traffic.
Updated: 3/5/2018 12:32:28 AM
The cities of Faro and Olhão were yesterday heavily affected by the tornado that occurred on Sunday, with a record of electricity cuts and fallen trees in both cities.
The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA) confirmed tonight that a tornado affected this region of the country.
The destruction arrived at the Algarve Forum, where some stores were affected and some glass coverings were destroyed. The alert was given around 4 pm, a time when the center was full of visitors.
Updated: 3/3/2018 8:01:04 AM
Two days of bad weather in the Algarve damaged and destroyed several structures by the sea, but there were no personal injuries, said the captain of the Port of Portimão Friday. "It is a positive balance because we have no injuries or deaths and the damage to structures was expected in coastal areas and more exposed to adverse sea conditions," said Lusa Santos Arrabaça.
There are also damages in gangways, rafters and wooden structures that are on the beaches a bit all along the coast," said Santos Arrabaça, adding that "in a generic way, everything has gone well.
Published Thursday, March 1, 2018
Red weather warnings - the highest level of alert which - are now in place for the first time ever in parts of Scotland and the south west of England, as well as Wales.
Amber warnings for snow are also in place for much of Scotland and the south west.
And there are yellow warnings for the rest of the country as it struggles to cope with the extreme weather.
For the south west, a red weather warning is in place from 3pm today until 2am tomorrow, with forecasters warning of heavy snow and blizzard conditions.
Long delays and cancellations of public transport seem highly likely. Some roads are likely to become blocked by deep snow, stranding vehicles and passengers.
Long interruptions to power supplies and other utilities are very likely to occur, along with damage to trees and other structures due to heavy snow or ice.
More than 300 people are still stranded on a motorway in Scotland in freezing temperatures after spending up to 17 hours in their cars.
Rail passengers have been warned to avoid travelling to or from Scotland on Thursday while in Kent 50 stations will be closed.
Almost all train operators are expected to be affected by conditions.
Met Éireann has issued its highest level weather alert for the entire Ireland as a severe winter storm is set to bring blizzard conditions and snow drifting across the country.
The forecaster had issued a red weather alert for Munster and Leinster but later applied the warning to the whole country night and increased the period of time covered, saying “further heavy snow showers will bring accumulations of significant levels with all areas at risk".
Authorities had urged people in areas covered by the warning to remain indoors on Thursday and into Friday in light of the most severe snowy conditions for decades being forecast to arrive.
A powerful storm Emma bring rounds of heavy rain, snow and locally damaging winds to parts of the Iberian Peninsula and France into Thursday.
Portugal’s National Civil Protection Authority has registered 490 incidents between 18:00 on Tuesday evening and 15:00 on Wednesday afternoon, especially fallen trees and roads that have needed clearing, due to snow.
Many trees fell overnight in high winds, said Carlos Pereira, operations officer at the Authority, noting that there is no record of fatalities or serious accidents related specifically to bad weather.
The district of Viseu has been the worst hit, followed by Vila Real.
Following the heavy snowfall on Tuesday, several roads were blocked and schools were closed in the Viseu, Bragança and Vila Real.
Also on Tuesday, the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA), put these districts under orange and yellow warnings due to the snowfall. Today, these districts are under yellow warning because of heavy rain and high winds.
Storm Emma Facts
Affected Area: 1000 km.
Alert Level: Orange