LISBON – tropical storm Leslie in the night of Saturday on Sunday a havoc caused along the northern coast of Portugal. Trees and power poles were blown down, roofs flew from houses, roads were blocked, and streets flooded. Hundreds of thousands of households are sitting Sunday morning without power.
According to local media, particularly in the city of Figueira da Foz, two hundred kilometres north of Lisbon, the damage is great. Here came the storm on land and were wind gusts measured of 176 kilometers per hour. In the near Leiria were two campsites were evacuated and at the airports of Lisbon, Funchal and Maia were more than thirty flights cancelled.
Leslie paid the price Saturday night on power and was afgeschaald from hurricane to tropical storm. In the course of Sunday to pull the storm further about Spain. According to the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and the Atmosphere, the strength will continue to decline and the situation is ‘normalizing’.