Weather Alert for Cabo Verde

The National Hurricane Center has issued an advisory regarding a potential tropical cyclone expected to reach the southern Cabo Verde islands during the evening and night Friday, August 31, 2018.  There is a high chance of heavy rains, especially on the islands of Santiago, Fogo, and Brava. The system could produce high rainfall accumulations across the southern/Sotavento Cabo Verde Islands. These rains could produce life-threatening flash floods. Winds associated with tropical storm conditions are expected in the southern Cabo Verde Islands later today and tonight.

Actions to Take:

  • Seek secure shelter in preparation for the storm.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid driving at night as road conditions may be hazardous.
  • Ensure that you have an adequate supply of food and water.
  • Prepare for possible power outages.
  • Prepare for the possibility of delayed or cancelled flights and ferry transport.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Praia

Rua Abilio Macedo 6

Praia, Cape Verde

Email: praiaconsular@state.gov

Phone: (+238)-260-8900

Embassy website: https://cv.usembassy.gov/

After hours emergency line:  (+238) 991-3325

 

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

 

See Cabo Verde Country Information

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