Power outages are still affecting the whole of the island. Machico and Santa Cruz have been without electricity since early morning, and several areas of Funchal are also without power.
The Regional Government has issued a statement saying: “Unfortunately and as a result of the diverse and intense electrical discharges a further problem arose at the Vitória – Palheiro Ferreiro line, which caused additional damage to the centrals, affecting the electrical supply to the whole of the island.”
The Electricity Company (EEM) is constantly monitoring the situation and restoring power where possible. The company also asks for everyone’s understanding with regard to the power cuts, saying that they are doing everything possible, in what can only be described as an ‘exceptional situation.’
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