“We registered 100 occurrences during the night, in addition to those already verified yesterday [Thursday]. At the moment, we have recorded 2,093 occurrences, mainly associated with flooding in urban buildings, in particular in basements, or on the ground floor, whether commercial or residential buildings", Pedro Araújo from ANEPC told Lusa.

This morning, the districts of Leiria, Santarém, Lisbon, Setúbal, and Faro remain on an orange weather warning due to the forecast of heavy rain, the second most serious of the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA).

The same source added that in the last few hours there had been no record of evacuees, nor of victims resulting from flooding.

According to Pedro Araújo, Lisbon was the district with the most occurrences, with 464 registered, followed by Setúbal with 151, Santarém 87, Leiria 63, and Faro 53.

"We still have a set of occurrences to be intervened by civil protection agents, in particular by municipal civil protection services, by municipal responses, and by fire departments with water drainage and road cleaning operations. These occurrences were verified mostly in the district of Lisbon, which has the bulk of occurrences, but also in the districts of Leiria, Setúbal, Santarém, and Faro, which are those that concentrate the highest number of interventions", he said.

All districts on the mainland are under a yellow warning until 3pm today due to the forecast of sometimes heavy rain, which may be accompanied by thunder and strong gusts of wind.

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