Floods Portugal

December’s rains caused €175M damages in Lisbon, Portalegre, Faro

December’s heavy rains caused damages of at least €175 million in the districts of Lisbon, Portalegre and Faro, according to final and provisional calculations of the resulting costs, presented by 21 municipalities. Government officials have visited some affected places and have asked for damage reports by mid-January at the latest, to streamline mechanisms for the support that has been repeatedly requested by local authorities, with special funds to help for families and businesses.