Storm Oscar brought unprecedented levels of rain, with Areeiro recording levels of 604 millimetres per m2.
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As of 16:30 today, 35 incidents had been recorded in the municipality of Câmara de Lobos due to the high rainfall caused by Storm Oscar. Three families also had to flee their homes.
According to the Portuguese Institute of Atmosphere and Sea (IPMA), a 2.2 earthquake was recorded at 22:39 off the northeast coast of Madeira.
Today's rain has exceeded red-level warning limits in three mountainous areas overlooking the city of Funchal, said the Regional Delegate of the Portuguese Institute of Atmosphere and Sea (IPMA), Victor Prior.
As expected, said Victor Prior, the Regional Delegate of the Portuguese Institute of Atmosphere and Sea, the regions mountainous regions have been the most affected by Storm Oscar. So far the highest levels of rainfall have been recorded at Chão do Arieiro (1,500 meters of altitude), Pico Alto (1,000 m),…
According to the Portuguese Institute of Atmosphere and Sea (IPMA) website, two minor earthquakes were recorded off the Madeiran coast within 6 hours of each other. The first earthquake, measuring 1.4 on the Richter Scale, was recorded at 21:43 last night (4th), off the southwest coast of the Desertas. The…
The Institute of Forests and Nature Conservation (IFCN) reported today that all the regions classified hiking trails will be closed due to adverse weather conditions.
One of the headlines this morning is that the recent rains and those yet to come will decimate the islands' cherry crop this year.
The Civil Protection Service of Madeira today issued recommendations to the population due to the arrival of Depression Oscar. The archipelago is on a red alert for 24 hours, from 15:00 hours on Monday.
The Regional Secretary for Tourism and Culture, Eduardo Jesus, was present today at the International Airport of Madeira – Cristiano Ronaldo to mark the occasion of the inaugural flight between Toronto (Canada) via Ponta Delgada to Funchal which arrived at Madeira International Airport – Cristiano Ronaldo at 11:20 am.
A body was found today in the Faial coastal area, located on the north coast of Madeira. The authorities were promptly called after an alert was given at 12:47, and a SANAS Madeira team, including a lifeguard, carried out the retrieval of the corpse which was lying in a difficult to access area in Foz da Ribeira do Faial.
The search for the missing Army man was abandoned due to bad weather this afternoon, without having found any evidence of the victim.
Due to heavy rainfall a rockfall on the road connecting Garajau and Caniço caused concern among residents.
As part of an investment of more than 12 million euros aimed at reducing water losses in the municipality, Funchal already reduced its consumption by approximately 10%.
In the second round of questions from the deputies to the Regional Government in the monthly debate, themed 'Land Accessibility,' the opposition asked the Regional Secretaries of Economy and Equipment and Infrastructure, about public transport and tunnel safety in Madeira.