Fresh floods in Lisbon after heavy rains

Fresh floods in Lisbon after heavy rains
Fresh floods in Lisbon after heavy rains

For the second time in 6 days, Lisbon and its suburbs are experiencing severe flooding, causing chaos and destruction. Many homes and businesses have been affected.

The Portuguese capital's town hall issued a red alert and called on the population to "avoid travelling", while most access roads to the city centre were cut off or very difficult to use.

Flash flooding swept through the streets of Lisbon, capital of Portugal, after heavy rainfall. At least one fatality was reported and further heavy rain is expected.

The government of Lisbon district urged people to stay indoors after heavy rainfall triggered flooding in several areas including Alcântara, Campo Grande, Campo Pequeno and Baixa.

Buildings including a hospital were damaged, roads cut and vehicular tunnels closed. Parts of the airport were also flooded. Portugal’s Civil Protection authority reported incidents of flooding and damage from severe weather in over 100 locations.

One person died in a flooded basement home in Algés in the municipality of Oeiras.

According to figures from the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), the Tapada da Ajuda weather station in Lisbon recorded 82.3 mm of rain in 24 hours.

Civil Protection reported 187 occurrences related to the adverse weather situation, mostly in the municipalities of Faro, Loulé, Tavira and Albufeira.

The Municipality of Faro reported several buildings damaged by floods.