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Yesterday marked 24 years of the terrible flooding in Funchal.

The torrential rains that fell during the night caused overthrows, the streams overflowed, 220 cars were destroyed as well as several vessels.

Eight people died (the bodies of some were not found), 100 houses were destroyed, hundreds of funchalenses were made homeless.

Funchal was without drinking water for 15 days because the Tornos station was affected.

The material losses were, at the time, many millions of contos.

The memory of the tragedy of 1993 was revived by a new tragedy of February 20, 2010. This, the most recent one, left even deeper marks but that too cannot be forgotten.

Photos from filipepassos83.blogspot