Storm's packing nearly 180 kilometer-per-hour winds hit Portugal.
The region around capital Lisbon and the center of the country
There were fears that it would take more than 150 years, but it weakened before reaching the Portuguese coastline in the
"It's a post-tropical storm and is now in the far north of the country," meterological institute head Jorge Miranda told the Lusa news agency.
"It's still raining but the situat
176 kilometers per hour (110 miles per hour).
Portuguese authorities had urged those living by the coast to batten down and stay indoors. SIC television in Figueira da Foz, 200 km (120 miles) north of Lisbon.
"The city seemed to be smashed by fall trees "he said.
Only five hurricanes have ever arrived in this region of the Atlantic Ocean Leslie could turn out to be the most powerful storm to hit Portugal since 1842.
– One in 176 years –
Over the past 176 years, only Hurricane Vince has made landfall on the Iberian peninsula hitting southern spain in 2005, according to weather records.
In October 2017, strong winds from Hurricane Ophelia, which travels north of the coast of Portugal and western Spain, […] 19659016] Ophelia then made landfall in Ireland as a violent storm, killing three people.
Spain's civil protection agency said the storms could still be "very strong locally" and that heavy rain was forecasting for the north and east. [1 9659018] On Tuesday, intense rain sparked flash floods in the Spanish holiday island of Majorca, killing 12 people.