According to the commander of the volunteer fire brigade of Ponte de Lima, Carlos Lima, traffic was interrupted on the Estoranos bridge, flooded by the waters of the Estoran River, the same thing happened on the Santa Marinha Bridge in Arcoselo, flooded by the waters of the Estoran River. Labruja River.

The commander also mentioned that due to the “rapid rise” of the Lima River in Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo district, two cars parked in a sandy area were flooded and at 9:20 firefighters were still unable to remove them .

Carlos Lima expressed concern about the rapid rise of the Lima River.

“The rain continues to fall. The river rises by about 10-20 centimeters every half hour,” he explained.

The Viana do Castelo region is today on the most severe red alert due to forecasts of persistent and sometimes heavy rain, according to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere.(IPMA).

The Braga and Vila Real areas will remain under an orange rain alert until 09:00 today, and Viseu, Guarda, Aveiro and Coimbra until 15:00.

Also due to the rain, IPMA has issued a yellow alert until 15:00 today in the areas of Porto, Leiria and Castelo Branco.

The IPMA has also issued a yellow alert for the areas of Viseu, Porto, Vila Real, Viana do Castelo, Aveiro and Beja until 12:00 today due to strong winds blowing from the western quadrant, gusting up to 75 kilometers per hour. .