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Madeira Under Red Weather Alert

This afternoon, the Regional Secretary for Equipment and Infrastructure, Pedro Fino, travelled to Machico, in order to personally see the damage caused by the storm, most of which is in the Ribeira Grande area.

With the heavy rains, a stream located next to Ribeira Grande was obstructed, causing the flooding of a house and the destruction of some material goods. Although this situation is already under control, the Regional Government is effectively aware that all the municipalities are suffering from the weather, as is the case of São Vicente, whose parishes in Ponta Delgada and Boaventura, are still recovering from the Christmas Day storm. 

On behalf of the Regional Government, Pedro Fino contacted the mayors of the municipalities most affected by bad weather, namely São Vicente, Porto Moniz, Santana and Machico, offering support if needed. 

As a result of bad weather conditions, which has caused rock falls and landslides, the following Regional Roads are closed:

3rd Section:

ER 211 – At Sítio dos Lagares – Ponta Delgada;

ER 211 – Between Sítio da Lombadinha and the junction for access to Lombadas (Ponta Delgada);

VE2 São Vicente – Porto Moniz.

The following roads have restricted access due to the weather conditions.

1st Section:

ER 204 – Pinheira São Gonçalo site.

2nd Section:

ER 103 – Between Achada do Cabouco (São Roque do Faial) and Lombo de Cima (Faial);

ER 110 – From Santo da Serra passing through Porto da Cruz to Sítio da Longueira in Faial;

ER 211 – Ribeira de São Jorge – Arco de São Jorge;

ER 212 – Between Sítio das Preces (Machico) – Portela;

ER 213 – Faial – Cortado (Santana);

ER 217 – São Roque do Faial.

3rd Section:

ER 101 – Between Porto Moniz and Ponta do Pargo;

ER 211 – Between Lombadinha and Boaventura;

ER 211 – Between the center of Ponta Delgada and Sítio das Pingas;

ER 228 – Rosário – Encumeada.

4th Section:

ER 105 – Serra d’Água – Encumeada;

ER 222 – Between Zimbreiro (Tabua) and Sítio do Luzaão;

ER 222 – At Sítio do Socorro (Canhas);

ER 222 – At Sítio do Lombo Brasil (Calheta);

ER 223 – Fajã da Ovelha – Paul do Mar.

VE 2 – São Vicente / Porto Moniz.

Samantha Gannon

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