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'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal



The region around capital Lisbon and the center of the country at Coimbra and Leiria were worst hit with trees uprooted, cars and houses damaged and local flooding reported
    

Violent storms hit Portugal early on Sunday, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without carrying heavy traffic into Spain, authorities said.
                                

The region around the capital.

The region around the capital.

The region around the capital

Aveiro, Viseu and Oporto in the north also reported damage and rescue services reporting a total of 2,500 incidents ,

The civil defense services said that they were living in their own homes and living in the country.

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9659005] Leslie was dubbed a "zombie" hurricane as it was first formed on September 23, only to meander through the Atlantic ocean for weeks before making landfall.

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

    

                                    
                     Leslie smashed into homes in the beach resort town of Figueira da Foz, near Coimbra
Leslie smashed into homes in the beach resort town of Figueira da Foz, near Coimbra
    

"The greatest danger has passed," Costa said.

At Mealhada, in Aveiro district, the roof blew off at an indoor sports stadium putting on end to the

The beach resort of Figueira.

The beach resort of Figueira da Foz, near Coimbra, has reported a peak of 176 kilometers per hour (109 mph), France's La Chaine Meteo.

"I have never seen anything like it," one witness told SIC television.

"The smashed by fall trees, "he said.

Hurricane Leslie weakened in the early hours of the Portuguese coastline hours of Sunday
    

Leslie could turn out to be the most powerful storm to hit Portugal since 1842.

Over the past 176 years, only Hurricane Vince Has made landfall on the Iberian Peninsula, Hitting Southern Spain in 2005,

Ophelia then made.

In October 2017, Hurricane Ophelia fed forest passed that killed around 40 people during a heatwave Landfall in Ireland as a violent storm, killing three people.

On Tuesday, intense rain sparked flash floods in the Spanish holiday island of Majorca, killing 12 people.
                                                                


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                                        NASA tracking Hurricane Leslie towards Southern Spain, Portugal
                                    


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