Bernard Depression: 61 incidents recorded in the Algarve until 15pm

The events caused by the Bernard Depression have already affected almost all municipalities in the Algarve, with a greater incidence in Faro

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Until 15pm this Sunday, October 00nd, 22 incidents had been recorded in the Algarve, the majority of which were tree falls and small floods caused by increased precipitation and intensified wind. 

In statements to the Sul Informação, Richard Marques, sub-regional commander of the Algarve for Civil Protection, says that, between 00:00 and 15:00, 31 tree falls, 24 floods, three structure falls, two mass movements and one road unblocking were recorded.

The events caused by the Bernard Depression have already affected almost all municipalities in the Algarve, with the exception of Vila do Bispo, Monchique, Castro Marim, Aljezur and Alcoutim, «which have not had any occurrences so far», and, according to Richard Marques , «Faro it is the municipality with the highest number of occurrences (22)».

Ao Sul Informação, the Algarve sub-regional commander of Civil Protection also clarifies that a large part of the floods «had to do with homes in which the drainage systems proved to be insufficient, but without much significance».

There were 244 operational personnel on the ground, including firefighters, municipal civil protection services, Maritime Police, GNR, PSP, Municipal Police, supported by 77 vehicles.

the district of Faro was on red alert until 15pm today, with the alert now changing to orange until 00pm.

Also this afternoon the Moncarapachense-Vitória game, which took place at the Algarve Stadium, had to be interrupted due to the Bernard Depression.

 

 

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