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Severe Rain Causes Flooding In Portugal

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Portugal
Many towns and cities throughout Portugal were flooded this week, causing the evacuation of school children and the elderly as bad weather affected the whole of the country.

The emergency services had to intervene and the Meteorological Institute placed the country on yellow alert, the second of four levels which begins with green and ends in orange and red.

In Beja, as well as severe rain flooding 14 different areas of the city, it was also affected by strong winds which caused seven trees in the region to fall.
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