In a press release, the Azorean Civil Protection states that the occurrences recorded since dawn "are related, above all, to flooding in homes, and there is also a record of a road obstruction and road flooding".

"Most of the situations that were reported have been resolved", informs the same source.

The Ponta Delgada Fire Department, the Ponta Delgada Municipal Civil Protection Service and the Public Security Police (PSP) are on site to support and resolve incidents.

The SRPCBA advises the population to continue to follow the forecasts issued by the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) and to adopt self-protection measures.

The islands of the Eastern (São Miguel and Santa Maria) and Central (Terceira, São Jorge, Pico, Graciosa and Faial) groups of the Azores are today under a yellow warning from the IPMA, until 8pm local time, due to forecasts of precipitation accompanied by thunderstorms.

Eleven districts on the continent are also under a yellow warning today due to the forecast of sometimes heavy rain, which may be accompanied by thunderstorms, due to the effects of depression Irene.

The depression will affect the weather in mainland Portugal and the Autonomous Region of Madeira, with strong winds, heavy rain and sea disturbances until the end of the day on Wednesday, according to IPMA.