“Never seen anything like it”: Images show how high floodwaters came in Portalegre
Image: Nuno Veiga/ Lusa

“Never seen anything like it”: Images show how high floodwaters came in Portalegre

With the municipality of Portalegre already actioning its ‘emergency plan for Civil Protection’, images taken by photographers for Lusa show just how high floodwaters came in some cases. Houses in Campo Maior suffered the full force of today’s flooding, with several receiving water “almost to the roof”. Garages, business premises also were affected. Mayor Luís Rosinha has described a “Dantesque scenario”, the worst affected area being Alagoa, denoting a low-lying area that in the past will have been close to water.