Forecasters said Friday Hurricane Leslie could be on track to hit Morocco and bring rain and wind to Portugal and Spain early next week. According to media reports, the storm tore trees from the root, broken buildings, and caused flooding.
"Leslie" called one of the most powerful storms ever experienced in Portugal. The main A1 motorway was among the roads temporarily blocked.
Portugal's National Protection Agency said over 300,000 people suffered power outages overnight after power lines were damaged across the country.
Civil defence commander Luis Belo Costa said after Saturday night that "the greatest danger has passed". "People are very alarmed".
Gusts of nearly 100km/h were recorded near the city of Zamora early on Sunday, but winds have now lessened.
Hurricane Leslie, Sunday, October 14, struck off the coast of Portugal, Western media reported. Some flights were also canceled or delayed.
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Maximum sustained winds in the former Category 1 hurricane decreased to 70 miles per hour (110 kph) as the storm neared Portugal's west coast, the U.S National Hurricane Center in Miami said.
It is rare for an Atlantic hurricane to hit the Iberian peninsula as only five have been recorded.
Spain's Mediterranean island of Mallorca [Majorca] is still recovering from massive rainfalls and flash floods, especially in its eastern coastal regions, last Tuesday that killed 12 people, including tourists from Germany.
Hurricane Leslie is forecast to weaken slightly as it moves east toward the Iberian Peninsula on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.