Severe flash floods hit Lisbon, Portugal

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Very heavy rains hit capital Lisbon, Portugal on December 7, 2022, causing severe flash floods and leaving at least one person dead.

According to data provided by the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), the Tapada da Ajuda weather station in Lisbon recorded 82.3 mm (3.2 inches) of rain on December 7, the Geofísico weather station in Lisbon recorded 80 mm (3.14 inches), Amoreiras (Lisbon LFCL) 58.5 mm (2.30 inches), G. Coutinho (Lisbon) 73.8 mm (2.90 inches), and Almada 50 mm (1.9 inches).1

The worst affected were the Alcântara, Campo Grande, Campo Pequeno, and Baixa areas of the Lisbon district.

Portugal’s Civil Protection Authority said a 55-year-old woman was killed after being trapped in her basement in Alges. Her husband was rescued.2

The agency reported incidents of flooding and damage from severe weather in over 100 locations.

IPMA has placed all Lisbon districts under red alert, the most severe of three levels, and forecast the rain to last until Friday, December 9.

References:

1 Portugal – Deadly Floods in Lisbon – FloodList – December 8, 2022

2 Lisbon floods: Woman dies after heavy rain hits Portugal’s capital – EuroNews – December 8, 2022

Featured image credit: My Beautiful Country

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