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Severe weather: the Municipal Council Civil Protection warns against heavy rain and strong wind

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Filipa Brito

According to weather forecasts, the adverse meteorological conditions will extend till the first hours of 21st October, Wednesday. The Municipal Civil Protection has issued a warning on persistent and high level of precipitation. 

Forecasts by the Meteorological and Geophysics Institute (IPMA) have been updated due to the depression named Bárbara, which will bring unsettled weather and rain, with normally stronger winds, with velocities up to 80km/h, and sea disturbance for the coming weekend.

The Municipal Civil Protection recommends that the population take the necessary precautions, especially regarding circulation, standing next to forested areas, due to the possibility of falling branches or trees. In addition, patio equipment, scaffolds, advertising flags and other hanging structures need to be reinforced or removed. The unclogging of water draining ways is also advised, as well as driving with caution due to slippery roads, water tables and flash floods.

Porto City Hall will permanently monitor these weather forecasts through its department of Transports, Inspection and Civil Protection, implementing all the preventive safety measures and disseminating all the necessary warnings.

In case of emergency contact 112 or the Porto Firefighter Battalion, via phone number 225 073 700.