'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal, Spain
15 October, 2018, 03:23 | Author: Sue Mclaughlin
Hurricane Leslie could turn out to be the fiercest to hit Portugal since 1842, meteorologists warned on Saturday as the storm approached, packing winds up to 120 kilometers per hour (75 miles per hour).
Hurricane-force winds have brought down hundreds of trees and left more than 15,000 homes without power in Portugal.
Leslie was downgraded from a hurricane before it reached Portugal late on Saturday.
As of Saturday afternoon, Leslie was about 200 miles (320 km) west of Lisbon, the NHC said, adding that it is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone and dissipate by Sunday night or Monday.
Global weather forecasting site AccuWeather has dubbed Leslie a "zombie hurricane" as it first formed on September 23 "and has been meandering the waters of the Atlantic Ocean for weeks".
The main motorway in Portugal was blocked by a fallen tree preventing services from traveling.
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