Anyone who was on the island this day 9 years ago will remember well the events of that day and the lives lost.
A night of heavy rain lead to the terrible floods in Madeira with many places around the island affected, mainly along the south of the island with Funchal and Ribeira Brava being the worst hit.
These images below show the torrent of water running down the valley of Serra de Água where many houses were swept away and lives lost.
I have several albums of photos on my flickr account of the events of this day and the following days and the clean up operation that took place. Some Albums will have 2-3 pages of photos