Civil Protection

Severe weather warning for the weekend

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Filipa Brito

The Municipal Civil Protection has issued a warning on persistent and high level of precipitation. Adverse meteorological conditions will start as of this afternoon, which will bring unsettled weather and rain, with normally stronger winds, with velocities up to 85km/h, and sea disturbance until Saturday, 20th February.

As a result of the worsening of weather conditions, starting this Friday, 19th February, car traffic is to be halted at Av. Dom Carlos I, in the seafront. Traffic is prohibited starting at 9 pm. Restriction to circulations is to be lifted as soon as weather conditions permit. The situation is re-assed on 20th February.

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 to the population.

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