Leslie cuts power, injures 27 in Portugal

Leslie cuts power, injures 27 in Portugal

Leslie's winds left 300,000 without power in Portugal and brought heavy rain.

He had to restore power to 325,000 people that were private since the passage of the storm Leslie in the night from Saturday to Sunday. Emergency services Spain has issued a warning about the threat of floods in the North of the country.

Hurricane Leslie moved north-east through the peninsula with Lisbon, Porto, Spain and south western France also being hit.

Power was being restored across the north and centre of the country during the morning.

There were fears it could be the worst storm to hit the region in more than 150 years, but it weakened to a post-tropical storm before reaching the Portuguese coastline.

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At Mealhada, in Aveiro district, the roof blew off an indoor sports stadium putting an end to the European final of the women's roller hockey competition.

A gust of wind at the coastal town of Figueira da Foz clocked in at 176 kilometers per hour, the highest wind speed ever recorded in Portugal, according to the Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).

He said that intense wind and rainy periods are still to be expected on Monday and that there are trees and infrastructure that suffered damages during the storm that may still fall.

Some have called Leslie a "zombie hurricane" because it was been moving in circles around the central Atlantic for nearly 3 weeks.

There has been only one death reported, 28 people were left lightly injured by the storm and there were 61 evacuations.

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