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. tonight until 09:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area
  • Seek secure shelter
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Make contingency plans to leave
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety