The storm struck the territory of Portugal

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LISBON, February 17. / Correspondent. Itar-Tass Polyakov /. Played out in the storm on Wednesday caused extensive damage throughout the mainland. Wind storms, rain, snow and high ocean waves led to flooding, falling trees, road closures and open circuit transmission line.

Only in the capital fire service received more than 100 calls Wednesday. Dozens of trees and telegraph poles toppled in a major element of the metropolitan suburbs Setubal. Multimeter waves have risen on the Atlantic Ocean, flooded houses in a fishing village Esmoriz.

In Lisbon, Leiria, Coimbra, Viseu observed outage. As the company EDP, the cause was broken wires due to falling telegraph poles. In the part of the affected areas are still not restored electricity.

In the mountainous areas of the north began heavy snowfall. The town of Vila Real phased out or difficult to move on several highways.

On Wednesday, the National Institute of Meteorology introduced red alert level in the coastal areas of Portugal. Forecasters promised wind gusts up to 100 km / h and waves up to 10 meters. The whole day was closed by a series of ports and coastal recreational areas.

According to weather forecasts, the storm will continue until tonight.

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