Heavy rain and flooding return to Lisbon a week later

Written By Lara Silva

Throughout the night, the Portuguese Civil Protection registered over 1,000 incidents in Portugal, mostly related to flooding. Over 30% of the registered incidents occurred in the Lisbon district, which was under red alert due to heavy rain and flooding. 

The Civil Protection is asking everyone in Portugal to avoid leaving their home, with Lisbon City Hall urging people not to enter Lisbon. Schools are likely to close. 

The Mayor of Lisbon, Carlos Moedas, highlighted that while such rain events are common every 50 years, weekly events are a matter of concern. 

Most of the incidents were registered in Algés. Last week, a similar scenario occurred where Algés faced heavy flooding, and a person died. This week, the tunnel of Algés station was completely underwater. 

Those in Portugal received on Monday a Civil Protection alert warning about possible flooding in Leiria, Setubal, Lisbon, Evora, Santarem, and Portalegre.

The following roads and locations are closed or compromised in Lisbon this morning:

  • Túneis Campo Pequeno + 2 Campo Grande + Av Joao XXI + Av. Berlim
  • Acesso Eixo Norte Sul
  • Radial de Benfica
  • Av. Infante D. Henrique junto ao Túnel Batista Russo
  • Estrada do Penedo
  • Alcântara (many places)
  • Radial de Benfica
  • Sete Rios
  • Av. de Santo Contestável
  • Av. 24 de Julho até Belém

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