Category Archive for: ‘Portugal’

Portugal Benfeita Fire Relief Update 2

On Sunday 15th April, despite poor weather our AMURT Portugal team members visited Benfeita and the surrounding area to assess the situation for ourselves. What we saw was heart-breaking. We passed through miles and miles of burnt forest and damaged buildings on our way and our minds were stunned by the enormity of this disaster. On our arrival we were …

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Portugal Benfeita Fire Relief Update

In October 2017, Portugal was hit by the most widespread and destructive firestorm in living memory. More than 500 separate fires broke out after sparks from previous fires set afire bone dry undergrowth and fanned by winds from Hurricane Ophelia, created massive fast-moving walls of flame that engulfed almost a third of the country. The Serra de Açor region in the picturesque region …

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