Madeira (Portugal)

Official Report from Regional Government of Madeira - 27/02/2010, at 06.30 p.m.

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News and Updates:

The European Commissioner Mr. Johannes Hahn will visit the Autonomous Region of Madeira on the 6th and 7th of March to get acquainted with the finance needs to restore Madeira Island.

On the 28th of February there will be a show called "A flower to Madeira", organized by SIC (private Portuguese television channel) and "Coliseu dos Recreios", with the patronage of His Excellency the President of Portuguese Republic and the participation of various Portuguese artists, in order to raise funds for Madeira victims.

The weather forecast for today and tomorrow: cloudy with some showers.

Next Sunday we will have the 1st Cruise Ship calling the harbour of Funchal with 4.500 tourists.

The local tourists' operators are launching alternative excursions in Madeira Island. Some walking routes in the island are in current undergoing maintenance to ensure the safety of walkers, therefore, do consult tourism official website (www.madeiraislands.travel ) in order to be informed.

Public transportation, in Funchal, is available with 39 routes.

The government recommends that the water should be boiled (10 minutes) before drink. Teeth brush should be done with boiled water or bottled water.

Accessibilities

Construction works are evolving connecting Ribeira Brava to Serra d'Água.

The route between Estreito of Calheta to Jardim do Mar as well as Paul do Mar is guaranteed through Faj=E3 da Ovelha.

Water streams cleaning procedures

The water flow in the Riverside of Santa Luzia and Jo=E3o Gomes are already normalized.

Riverside of S. Jo=E3o - It is expected that in 3 days the water flows becomes normal again.

In Ribeira Brava and Tabua the cleaning process are evolving rapidly.

Dead people

42.

Wounded

16 people are still in the Hospital.

Missing People

8.

Dislodgments

600 people are reallocated in temporary shelters.

Water Supply

In Ponta do Sol and Ribeira Brava, especially in Serra D'Água and Meia Légua the situation will be restored as soon as possible.

Electricity

Electricity is being established all over the Island, with the exception in small areas.

Communications

Mobile phone connections and fixed communications network are operating in the entire Island.

Solidarity

We inform that there is an official fund which is located in BANIF - International Bank of Funchal with the IBAN PT 50003800011986711677151 and SWIFT CODE BNLFPTPL.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS:

Do consider only the information given by the Regional Government.

We inform that the Official Report will continue during the weekend on the same basis.

Official information can be followed:

www.pgram.org
www.twitter.com/pgram
www.madeiraislands.travel

New update will be made in 28th of February at 12.00 p.m.