- Title: Lorenzo hits Azores but spares Terceira Island
- Date: 2nd October 2019
- Summary: ANGRA DO HEROISMO, TERCEIRA ISLAND, AZORES, PORTUGAL (OCTOBER 2, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF ROUGH SEA AND WAVES CRASHING ON DOCK VARIOUS OF PEOPLE LOOKING AT SEA FROM PROMENADE AS WIND BLOWS PALM TREES ABOUT VARIOUS OF PALM TREES BLOWING IN THE WIND PEOPLE WALKING ON STREET AFTER THE STORM VARIOUS OF SHOPKEEPER MARIA ESTEVES CLEANING HER SHOP WINDOW (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) SHOPKEEPER, MARIA ESTEVES, SAYING: "Fortunately everything went well with Lorenzo in Angra do Heroismo - because other areas in Terceira were more affected. It's just like a normal day, except for the wind gusts as sometimes it feels like they will blow us too. But Lorenzo didn't affect me and the people of Angra do Heroismo as expected and that's good." ESTEVES CLEANING HER SHOP PEOPLE AND TRAFFIC ON STREET (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) TERCEIRA RESIDENT, JOSE BOTELHO, SAYING: "I was prepared to go to work today but my boss told me to stay home because of the bad weather but I could have easily worked today. I see no danger." (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) TERCEIRA RESIDENT, ANTONIO BERTENTES, SAYING: "We are never prepared because we never know what will come. It went very well because nothing happened in Terceira. The other islands were more affected. We were lucky because it was very weak so that's good. Almost all the shops are closed and I don't see a good enough reason why. I thought it would be more intense, but luckily it wasn't." PEOPLE WALKING ON STREET WOODEN PANELS ON SHOP ENTRANCES TO PREVENT FLOODING MARINA PEOPLE LOOKING AT THE SEA VARIOUS OF ROUGH SEA
- Embargoed: 16th October 2019 14:39
- Keywords: storm Lorenzo hurricane Portugal Azores islands waves winds Terceira
- Location: ANGRA DO HEROISMO, TERCEIRA ISLAND, AZORES, PORTUGAL
- City: ANGRA DO HEROISMO, TERCEIRA ISLAND, AZORES, PORTUGAL
- Country: Portugal
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Wind/Hurricane/Typhoons/Tornadoes
- Reuters ID: LVA001AZEL8HZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hurricane Lorenzo reached Portugal's Azores islands early on Wednesday (October 2), causing power outages and knocking down trees across the mid-Atlantic archipelago, authorities said.
The hurricane, packing 90-mile per hour (150 kph) winds, was likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions, with only a slow weakening forecast over the next 48 hours, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said.
The nine islands of the Azores lie about 1,500 km (930 miles) west of the Portuguese mainland and are home to nearly 250,000 people.
Hurricane warnings are still in effect for the islands of Flores, Corvo, Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Graciosa and Terceira.
Civil Protection said the winds wouldn't gain much more intensity and would eventually become weaker.
In Angra do Heroismo in Terceira island, residents expressed their relief as the effects were minor.
(Production: Miguel Pereira, Marco Trujillo)
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