Bearing in mind that heavy rain is forecast for this weekend, the urban cleaning services of Funchal City Council, have over the last couple of days, been inspecting rivers and streams, and clearing them if necessary.
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A power surge at the 60 KV transport line between Calheta and Funchal causing damage to the Vitória Thermal Power Station system last night, left approximately 230,000 energy users sitting in the dark.
The bad weather is causing havoc on the north side of the island. Reports of landslides, localised flooding, road debris, requests for help and other complications have been recorded by the emergency services.
Residents living close to Levada dos Tornos, have expressed their concern as the levada water is rising rapidly, and it is believed that the floodgates that regulate the water flow are blocked with debris causing a grave risk of flooding.
The Portuguese Institute of Atmosphere and Sea (IPMA) has confirmed that they did not foresee such a heavy concentration of rain on Christmas Day, especially on the north of the island, where citizens were left at the mercy of the torrential rain.