Depressions Elsa and Fabien hit the district of Coimbra and left marks that, about a week later, are still clearly visible.
The municipality of Montemor-o-Velho was one of the most affected and seeks, these days, to recover from the effects of the weather.
The sporting infrastructures have not escaped the bad weather, with the Montemor-o-Velho Nautical Center (CNMV), where the High Performance Center (CAR) is located, which serves as canoeing or rowing. of the most battered spaces by the rise of the Mondego River flow.
The full amount of damage is still being calculated, but the cleanup has begun.
In an initiative of the Montemor-o-Velho Chamber (CMMV) and the Portuguese Canoeing Federation (FPC), with the support of the Portuguese Rowing Federation (FPR) and the Portuguese Triathlon Federation (FTP), about 150 people helped , yesterday, to clear the space that is "the home" of Portuguese canoeing and rowing.
“Surely the cleaning will not be complete, but it is necessary to recover this High Yield Center because it is our“ home ””, revealed the president of the FPC, Vítor Félix.
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Damage is visible on various equipment. “We are very concerned about the track markings, the starting systems, everything electrical and electronic, the gym itself. We are starting this first survey and later, with the authorities of the public sports administration, can complain, if any, of any value, for the Center of High Income to return to its normal operation ”, assumed Vítor Félix.
“We are very pleased with the turnout. We have numerous clubs, from Vila Nova da Barquinha to Esposende, as well as the help of our athletes. We are very pleased and grateful to all who appear, ”he praised.
The space, owned by the Montemor-o-Velho municipality, is still far from normal, but the leader estimates that “within a month” Portuguese canoeing will be able to use the facilities again.
Accompanying the cleaning was also the vice president of CMMV, José Veríssimo. “Even in 2001, the waters did not reach a level as high as this year. It was never expected that in this area what had gone up had risen. The damage is huge, ”he lamented.
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