- Title: Hurricane Lorenzo strikes Azores, power cuts reported
- Date: 2nd October 2019
- Summary: ANGRA DO HEROISMO, TERCEIRA ISLAND, AZORES, PORTUGAL (OCTOBER 2, 2019) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) ROUGH SEAS AND RAIN FALLING VARIOUS OF WAVES CRASHING AGAINST HARBOUR WALLS SHIPS IN ANAGRA MARINA PEOPLE WATCHING SEAS FROM BALCONY WAVES CRASHING, BOATS IN MARINA CAR DRIVING ON ROAD AS WAVES CRASH ON HARBOUR WALLS WOMAN TAKING PHOTOS WAVES CRASHING, BOATS IN MARINA PEOPLE TAKING PHOTOS OF STORM ANGRA DO HEROISMO, TERCEIRA ISLAND, AZORES, PORTUGAL (OCTOBER 2, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF WAVES MAN HOLDING ONTO HIS HAT IN THE WIND MAN CHECKING ON BOATS IN MARINA WAVES CRASHING, BOATS IN MARINA PEOPLE STANDING ON BOATS, BOATS ROLLING WITH SWELLS OF WATER VARIOUS OF MAN STANDING AGAINST WIND WAVES CRASHING ON HARBOUR WALLS VARIOUS OF BOATS IN MARINA VARIOUS OF WAVES IN HARBOUR
- Embargoed: 16th October 2019 10:01
- Keywords: storm Lorenzo hurricane Portugal Azores islands waves winds
- 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: LVA001AZEL7PJ
- 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 (NHC) 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.
The NHC said hurricane-force winds are currently battering the western Azores, while the archipelago's central islands are experiencing tropical storm conditions.
The eye of hurricane Lorenzo is near Flores island in the western Azores but it is expected to move northeast quickly. Hurricane warnings are still in effect for the islands of Flores, Corvo, Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Graciosa and Terceira.
No one has been injured although there have been cases of trees falling down, Civil Protection said.
(Production: Marco Trujillo, Miguel Gutierrez, Aiden Nulty)
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