Hurricane Leslie churns toward Portugal, Spain - 10/13/2018 12:54:47 PM

Remnants of Hurricane Michael heading toward Europe

Over 200 power lines were affected by the storm, according to reports citing power authority EDP.

With the new storms approaching, the civil protection agency advised people to secure doors and windows in anticipation of strong winds and to avoid going near trees, cranes or buildings under construction.

The National Civil Protection Authority (ANPC) has made a decision to keep the yellow alert in mainland Portugal until 24:00 local time on Monday, as there are structures that can fall and "too much work to clean" what was damaged by the passing of the Leslie.

Leslie was downgraded from a hurricane before it reached Portugal late on Saturday.

Civil defence commander Luis Belo Costa said after Saturday night that "the greatest danger has passed".

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.

A lifeguard watches at Carcavelos beach before hurricane Leslie arrives in Portugal.

Gusty winds, heavy rainfall and large swell will impact Portugal and parts of Spain tonight and early Sunday.

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The storm was one of the most powerful to ever hit the country.

More than 15,000 homes were reported to be without power, while several flights to and from Lisbon were cancelled.

Previously predicted that the storm Leslie formed on 23 September will be the strongest for Portugal over the last 150 years.

Most regions and communities have issued warnings and preventive measures to minimise the effects from the storm.

It is still expected to dissipate over northern Spain later on Sunday.

It is rare for an Atlantic hurricane to hit the Iberian peninsula as only five have been recorded.

Earlier this week, 12 people were killed in flash floods on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.

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