As far as Diário Notícias was able to ascertain, the Fajã da Areia tunnel, which connects São Vicente to Ponta Delgada is getting flooded.
Those who passed recently reported that “water is coming in from both sides and there is a risk of being flooded, preventing cars from circulating. They fear that the means of relief will not be able to pass”.
Rain causes “catastrophic situation” in the north of the island
The Ponta Delgada mayor asks for support from the competent authorities.
In the Lombadas of Ponta Delgada several streams overflowed. It hasn’t stopped raining since dawn. In Ribeiro da Eira, machines were dragged. Several population centers are isolated because the roads are interrupted.