Flooding and landslides on the Island of Madeira.

Posted: February 22, 2010 in flooding, hazards, landslide, Madeira

At least 38 people have been killed on the Portuguese island of Madeira after severe rainstorms caused flooding and landslides.

Madeira received a months worth of rain in less than eight hours.
Cars were buried, buildings damaged and people swept along in raging waters which swept through the capital, Funchal, on Saturday.
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Madeira, located about 900km (560 miles) from the Portuguese mainland, is popular with foreign tourists. 

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