"Residents In Portugal's Azores Brace For Hurricane Lorenzo"

"TERCEIRA, Portugal - Hurricane Lorenzo is expected to hit Portugal’s Azores islands early on Wednesday, potentially causing life-threatening flash floods, even as it weakened along its path on Monday.

Residents were preparing to board up their windows as the hurricane approached the mid-Atlantic islands

“We will have to protect our property because if it still comes with intensity, it will hit us,” Alcino Machado, who lives on the Azores’ island of Terceira, told Reuters

Lorenzo briefly strengthened to a category 5 hurricane on Saturday evening, becoming the strongest hurricane on record this far north and east in the Atlantic, but has since been downgraded to category 2, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said."

Miguel Pereira, Rafael Marchante, and Catarina Demony report for Reuters September 30, 2019.

Source: Reuters, 10/01/2019