Bad weather in the Azores causes 25 occurrences in Terceira and São Miguel


The Civil Protection of the Azores identified, this Tuesday, 25 occurrences due to bad weather on the islands of Terceira and São Miguel, where Avenida do Mar is closed to car traffic.

“According to the Municipal Civil Protection Service of Ponta Delgada, Avenida do Mar is closed to car traffic due to the weather”, describes the Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service of the Azores (SRPCBA), in a statement.

Of the 24 occurrences recorded during the day, the SRPCBA clarifies that 15 took place on the island of São Miguel, 12 of which refer to the municipality of Ponta Delgada and three to Ribeira Grande.

“The reported occurrences concern the flooding of houses and roads”, describes Civil Protection.

Nine situations “were recorded on Terceira Island, namely seven in Praia da Vitória and two in Angra do Heroísmo”, he adds.

“On Terceira Island, following the flooding of a house, three people were relocated as a precaution, an action that was carried out by the social services of the Municipality of Angra do Heroísmo”, he said.

Following the forecasts issued by the Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA), the SRPCBA advises the population to continue to adopt self-protection measures, namely “to drive only when necessary and with caution and to keep clean drainage of their homes”.

The IPMA placed under orange warning, until 00:00 on Wednesday, the islands of the Eastern and Central group of the Azores archipelago, due to rain, sometimes heavy, and may be accompanied by thunderstorms.

A yellow warning follows for the same reason until 09:00 on Wednesday in the Eastern group and until 06:00 in the Central group.


Source: Renascença – Noticias by rr.sapo.pt.

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