Weather Alert – Azores, Portugal

Location: Flores Island Corvo Island Event:  The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere has issued a red alert for the westernmost islands of Flores and Corvo.  Sea agitation and rough seas are expected on Saturday, February 23 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Azores time.  Less severe orange and yellow alerts have also been …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Weather Alert

Location: The coast of mainland Portugal and northern coasts of Madeira and Porto Santo islands Event:  The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) issued a red weather alert for high sustained winds and rough seas until 21:00 p.m. today, February 1st.  IPMA issued an orange weather alert for rough seas from 21:00 p.m. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert

Location: Announced gathering point in Lisbon includes, but is not limited to, Marques de Pombal.  The 25th of April Bridge, IC19, A1, and A8 roads could be severely impacted. Organizers have also called for demonstrations to take place in Porto, Coimbra, Faro, Portimão, Ovar, V.N. Famalicao, Viseu, Santarem, and Guarda. Event: Demonstrations are expected to …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Lisbon, Portugal

Location: Portugal, countrywide Event: During the holiday season, there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe. Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets. Actions to take: Exercise …

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Weather Alert – Azores, Portugal

Location: Flores Island Corvo Island Event:  Storm Diana began to pass through the Azores archipelago starting at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.  The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere has issued a red alert for the westernmost islands of Flores and Corvo.  Sea agitation and rough seas are expected, and are …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert

Location:  Announced gathering point and route includes, but is not limited to: Tunnel at Marques de Pombal, which will be closed starting at 13:30 p.m. Avenida da Liberdade to Restauradores, which will closed starting at 14:00 p.m. Avenida Sidónio Pais, which will have restricted traffic between 09:30 a.m. and 15:00 p.m. Avenida Duque D´Ávila, which …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Lisbon, Portugal

Location:  Mainland Portugal Event:  Hurricane Leslie is expected to impact portions of mainland Portugal between 02:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13th until 14:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 14th.  Portuguese authorities are warning people to expect high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding. For further information, monitor The Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere …

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Weather Alert – Hurricane Leslie, Madeira and Porto Santo islands, Portugal

Location:  Madeira and Porto Santo islands, Portugal Event:  Hurricane Leslie is expected to impact Madeira and Porto Santo islands between 06:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13th until 18:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 14th.  Portuguese authorities are warning people to expect high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding. Actions to Take: Avoid the …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, October 7, 2018 – Second Alert 

Location: Sintra and Cascais, Lisbon Region, Portugal Event:  More than 700 firefighters are continuing to fight a wildfire that started late Saturday night near Santuário da Peninha in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. High winds have pushed the fire south and already lead to preventative evacuations in the Biscaia, Figueira do Guincho, and Charneca areas. The highway …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, October 7, 2018

Location: Sintra and Cascais, Lisbon Region, Portugal Event:  Wildfires continue to burn in the Sintra and Cascais areas of the Lisbon Region. Several areas have been evacuated according to local media reports. Be alert for road closures and heed directions from local authorities. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Seek secure shelter. Monitor local media for …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert

Location: Announced gathering point and route includes, but is not limited to: Lisbon: March from Cais de Sodre to the National Assembly. Event: A dockworkers demonstration is expected to take place on September 20, 2018, beginning at 15:00 p.m. The group intends to protest for increased job security. Additional demonstrations in other major cities in …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert

Location:  Announced gathering point and route includes, but is not limited to: Lisbon: Praça dos Restauradores, Avenida da Liberdade, Marques de Pombal, Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo, Avenida da República, Rua Alexandre Herculano, Largo do Rato, Rua São Bento, Assembleia de República. Porto: Avenida dos Aliados Faro: Estrada Nacional 125-10 Event:  A demonstration and taxi …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Weather Alert Azores

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal  Location: Flores Island Corvo Island Event:  Tropical Storm Helene is expected to pass through the Azores archipelago starting at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere has issued a red alert for the westernmost islands of Flores …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Weather Alert

Location: Monchique, county Silves, county Portimao, county Event:  Wildfires that began on Friday, August 3 continue to burn in the Algarve region and on the border of the Alentejo region of Portugal.  Strong winds have contributed to the fire spreading, including to some inhabited areas.  Several areas have been evacuated.  Roads have been closed, including …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert – Lisbon

Location:  Announced gathering point at Praça de Luís de Camões. Event:  Demonstration expected to take place on June 21, 2018 beginning at 19:00 p.m..  The group intends to protest U.S. border policies.  Additional demonstrations in other major cities in Portugal may also be planned. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert – Lisbon

Location:  Announced gathering point and route includes, but is not limited to, Largo Camões in the Chiado neighborhood of Lisbon, Rua do Carmo, and Rua 1º de Dezembro. Event:  Demonstration expected to take place on May 14, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The group intends to protest U.S. policy on Jerusalem.  Additional demonstrations in other …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert – Lisbon

A demonstration is expected to take place near the Embassy’s main entrance on Avenida das Forças Armadas beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday May 10, 2018. The group intends to protest U.S. policy on Jerusalem. After 2:45 p.m., the main entrance of the Embassy will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Consular appointments at …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Alert

The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public venues. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert – Lisbon

Location:  Announced gathering point includes, but is not limited to, Largo Camões in the Chiado neighborhood of Lisbon. Event:  Demonstration on events in Syria expected to take place on April 19, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Additional demonstrations in Portugal may also be planned. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations Exercise caution …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot …

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