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Remnants of Hurricane Michael heading toward Europe

More than 15,000 homes were reported to be without power, while several flights to and from Lisbon were cancelled. Aveiro, Viseu and Porto in the north also suffered damage.

Winds of 110mph were recorded as the hurricane, which weakened slightly into a post-tropical cyclone, swept into northern and central Portugal overnight, with officials warning people not to venture outdoors.

The worst-affected areas in Portugal were around the capital, Lisbon, and in the districts of Coimbra and Leiria.

"The town seemed to be in a state of war with cars smashed by fallen trees", he said.

Luis Belo Costa of Portugal's National Protection Agency, who gave the injury toll, said none of the injuries were life-threatening.

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"I have never seen anything like it", one resident of the seaside town of Figueira da Foz told a local television station, according to Britain's Sunday Express.

Extremadura has also asked its citizens to be very careful if they travel on the roads, warning of possible landslides, flooding of roads and also warned people not to park in dry riverbeds.

Only five are on record, including Hurricane Ophelia whose air mass fueled forest fires in Portugal and Spain in 2017.

Maximum sustained winds in the former Category 1 hurricane decreased to 70 miles per hour (110 kph) as the storm neared Portugal's west coast, the U.S National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Yet, parts of Virginia are still seeing risky wind gusts, the National Hurricane Center said.

While Leslie is likely to be downgraded to storm category when it hits western Spain on Sunday, authorities still warned that it could cause damage as it adds on to other active weather fronts. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.

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