Location: Azores, Portugal
Event: The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) and the National Hurricane Center report that Hurricane Lorenzo will probably affect the Azores next week. Tropical-storm-force winds could arrive by Tuesday, October 1 with the storm center arriving early on Wednesday, October 2. IPMA projects that the western islands (Flores and Corvo) and central islands (Terceira, Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, and Graciosa) will be most affected. IPMA is issuing daily updates at 12 noon Azores time.
Actions to Take:
Monitor local media for updates.
Visit the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere and NOAA National Hurricane Center for updated storm tracking information. The Regional Service of Civil Protection and Firefighters of the Azores will provide recommendations in the case of a hurricane.
Avoid the area.
Seek secure shelter.
Make contingency plans to leave.
Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
Notify friends and family of your safety.
U.S. Consulate Ponta Delgada
U.S. Embassy Lisbon
State Department – Consular Affairs
(+1) 888-407-4747 or (+1) 202-501-4444
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