Flash floods that turned into street torrents destroying houses and pulling down bridges, killed at least 38 people and injured over 100 on the Portuguese island of Madeira, officials said Sunday. Portugal rushed medical teams, rescuers, divers and relief supplies to the tourist island, warning that more bodies would be found in the mud that filled houses and swept people off their feet as they tried to escape. The main airport was closed, power and telephone lines torn down and authorities told people not to risk their lives by venturing out. "We have 38 dead but the figure is not completely definitive," regional government social affairs secretary Francisco Ramos told reporters, warning that the toll was likely to rise. "We are going to continue to search for bodies, we are waiting for the teams which are due to arrive... in order to continue working one the ground," he added.