Hurricane Leslie was downgraded to a tropical storm Saturday, expecting to bring unsafe winds, surf and heavy rainfall to portions of Portugal and Spain, the National Hurricane Center said. About 60 people were forced to evacuate the area.
The Category 1 storm - centered 300 kilometers (180 miles) southwest of Lisbon early Saturday, local time - had been spawned in the western Atlantic two weeks ago before heading toward the Iberian Peninsula.
The remnants of Hurricane Leslie swept into the centre and north of the country overnight on Saturday.
But state broadcaster RTP said Leslie's wind speeds reached 170km/h in the coastal town of Figueira da Foz, 200 kilomtres north of Lisbon.
Civil defence officials said 27 people suffered minor injuries, with localised flooding, hundreds of trees uprooted and a number of flights cancelled. The main A1 motorway was among the roads temporarily blocked.
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Civil defence commander Luis Belo Costa said after Saturday night that "the greatest danger has passed".
Meteorological records indicate that only five hurricanes have ever arrived in this part of the Atlantic Ocean, and Leslie could turn out to be the fiercest storm to hit Portugal since 1842.
Hurricane Leslie is in its last day, but it is a surprising threat to Portugal and Spain.
On Tuesday, intense rain sparked flash floods in the Spanish holiday island of Majorca, killing 12 people.
Leslie moved east Sunday across the Iberian Peninsula to Spain, where authorities issued warnings for heavy rains and storm conditions for the northern part of the country.