Tag Archives: Tragedy

Heroes of Madeira

levadeiro/ March 1, 2010/ Madeira Islands, Uncategorized

Two photo galleries (a maybe more will come) to honor all the rescuers, police personnel, firemen, civil workers, emergency personnel, soldiers, victims and others for their great effort in rescue, support and restoring back the island as it was. There is a real sense of unity and dedication as the community here on Madeira works together to overcome the recent

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Clarification of the Situation

levadeiro/ February 23, 2010/ Madeira, Uncategorized

By Alberto Vieira: The circumstances here in Madeira were disastrous Saturday but the dramatic flash floods that have feature in the news headlines were limited to specific areas, so fortunately the majority of Madeira is functioning normally and the airport is fully operational. In the north part of the island nothing remarkable happened. Some of the Levadas are closed, due

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Helping Hand

levadeiro/ February 22, 2010/ Madeira, News, Uncategorized

If you came to this blog searching for images of the disaster … then sorry to disappoint you. We are trying to focus more in helping the victims and restoring the normal life back here on Madeira. Dioceses Cáritas of Funchal is collecting clothing and other goods to help those most affected by floods in Madeira. They will also inform

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What happened exactly?

levadeiro/ February 21, 2010/ Madeira, Nature, Question, Uncategorized

Could this phenomenon happen? is maybe one of the most asked questions when looking at the (awful) images that took place last Saturday here on Madeira. There was no tropical storm … no hurricane …. no cyclone … no devastating hard winds … no tsunami-like waves. Just lots of rain …. plus the fact that …. Madeira is an island!

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Dark Waters

levadeiro/ February 21, 2010/ Madeira, Madeira Islands, News, Uncategorized, Weather

You will have heard or read about the tragedy that took place here on Madeira Island last Saturday. That is why you were not able to read anything about Madeira through our blog. The loss of telephone and Internet communications, ….. but most of all we had to give our time to support our family, loved ones and friends. That

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