Saturday, 17 November 2012

Extreme Weather in Portugal on Friday, 16 November, 2012 at 17:37 (05:37 PM) UTC.

The National Authority for Civil Protection (ANPC) confirm the occurrence of two phenomena very strong winds, but can not yet characterize these phenomena, which have caused dozens of wounded, some of them severe. The ANPC explained to CM Journal that between 13h00 and 13h30 on Friday strong winds ravaged Silves and Lagoa causing dozens of wounded, some in critical condition. The damages are huge in dozens of vehicles, registering falling trees, shingles flew, fallen walls and damages inside homes. The wind afected a campers field in Silves, near the municipal swimming pools. Some of the caravans had affected people inside who were injured. The coverage of countertops Football Stadium of Silves flew with the wind strength. In Lagoa in several buildings housing the wind broke the windows and destroyed the interior of the houses. Through the streets sees overturned cars, fallen trees, roofs raised, in a scene of destruction. Authorities are still on the ground, to take stock of possible destruction, and therefore not yet possible to come up with a concrete number of injured and the severity of these injuries.


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