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Hurricane Leslie expected to weaken as it moves toward Iberian Peninsula: NHC

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| 16 October, 2018, 17:51

Heavy squalls began to hit Portugal late on Saturday (Oct 13), with the country on red alert as Hurricane Leslie barrelled towards its coastline in what could be the fiercest storm since 1842.

The storm was the most intense overnight bringing localised flooding and uprooting thousands of trees.

The main motorway in Portugal was blocked by a fallen tree preventing services from traveling.

Some 1,900 incidents were reported to emergency services, although civil defence commander Luis Belo Costa said "the greatest danger has passed".

Leslie - which was downgraded to a tropical storm before it made landfall - is unusual since hurricanes that regularly batter the American side of the Atlantic rarely bring their destructive force across to Europe.

Winds of up to 100kmh uprooted trees in the centre of the country early yesterday morning.

A lifeguard watches at Carcavelos beach before hurricane Leslie arrives in Portugal.


Dominion Energy released a tweet Saturday saying they expect most if not all customers will have power back by Monday.

Previously predicted that the storm Leslie formed on 23 September will be the strongest for Portugal over the last 150 years.

More than 200,000 customers went without power across Virginia when Michael swept through the state as a tropical storm, after originally being a Category 4 hurricane when it first made landfall on the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday.

Earlier this week, 12 people were killed in flash floods on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.

It is rare for an Atlantic hurricane to reach the Iberian peninsula, with only five such events recorded.

Spain's civil protection agency said the storms could still be "very strong locally" and that heavy rain was forecast for the north and east.

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