Civil defence warns of flooding risk over weekend

Portugal’s civil defence officials have  warned of the possibility of flooding due to an expected worsening of the weather situation over the weekend, starting on Friday afternoon, with a special focus on the North and Central regions. Speaking to journalists, commander André Fernandes, of the National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority (ANEPC), said that the agency has decided to raise the state of readiness to orange in 16 of the entity’s sub-regions, with special focus on the North and Centre and Lisbon/ Vale do Tejo areas.