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Faro badly hit by storm

Algarve Resident reader JACQUELINE IMANSE-JONGEJAN sent us this photograph of the storm destruction on the road towards Faro on Monday morning. Emergency and civil protection teams in the area reported several injuries and property damage in Faro and Olhão.

Faro Câmara told the Algarve Resident that a gypsy camp in Cerro do Bruxo, São Pedro parish council, had been completely destroyed and its residents had to be accommodated in temporary shelter. “When conditions at the camp are restored, the residents are expected to move back there,” said the Câmara spokesman.